Why I Love Make-Up...

Thursday 26 July 2012

I think I've always been quite awe-struck  by the power of cosmetics, and how, when applied with skill, they can transform a fairly plain looking person into an absolute beauty. There is something almost witchcraft-like about the level of transformation some people manage to achieve, and all with items you can pick up in any Boots.

In fact, I'd go so far as to say I'm fascinated with it, and its become a lifelong obsession of mine. A lot of it stems from watching my mother put her make-up. She used to be a professional dancer, and so she'd learned quite a lot over the years about cosmetics and how to really make the most of what God gave you! She was fairly ordinary looking, but she could turn herself into a stunner with powder and paint, and that has always amazed me.

So, I decided to post below my absolute favourite, awe-inspiring make-up transformations. Hope you enjoy!

 From 'meh' to 'wow', despite the 80's metal band groupie hair...
This lady is pretty without make-up, but eyeliner makes her look ready for a Vogue cover

This lady is a make-up artist, so she knows what she's doing and wow does she look good

This woman not only looks about 10 years younger, she's also a complete head-turner with the right foundation on...

I seriously LOVE the 'after' look here, her eye makeup is perfect!

This lady's amazing blue eyes go from normal to mesmerising with the right eye makeup.

 Lastly, a celebrity one just for fun...what witchcraft is this? Even the shape of her nose looks different!


  1. It's so amazing to see how make-up can completely change people!


  2. Thanks Alessia... I agree....I've added my own before and after now as well :) x