Huong Ngo

By Huong Ngo

LifeBuzz Staff

15 Before/After Photos That Show The REAL Power Of Makeup.

Makeup is a woman's best friend. It helps you look alive on days that you look dead. It helps make you look beautiful on a day you don't feel so beautiful.

A lot of women are ridiculed for the amount of makeup they use. But makeup in a way can be very therapeutic. It helps make a woman not only look great but feel great. It helps build self esteem.

Makeup doesn't create beauty, it only enhances one's beauty. The best part: you can dress it up or dress it down. You can put on subtle makeup on average days and dramatic makeup on days that require you to look extravagant. There's so many different looks you can create and so many different ways to showcase your beauty.

Sometimes a girl just loves to get dolled up.

#1. Put emphasis on your beautiful features.

Here she enhanced her features by enlarging her brows and adding some falsies to create a dramatic eye look. She's added a light contour with some blush and topped it off with a pretty mauve colored lipstick.

Put emphasis on your beautiful features.

#2. Contouring will help you create features that may or may not have originally been there.

Sometimes all you need is some basic contour to help give you the cheekbones you've always wanted. Contouring can also help give you a more defined jawline and overall more sculpted face.

#3. Eyebrows are the one thing you can get into shape without exercising.

Ladies can spend hours on their eyebrows to create the perfect shape. They frame the face and put the whole look together. You can draw them in with a pencil or you can fill them in with a powder or gel, it's really preference. But I think we're all dying to know what this girl used on her fierce brows.

#4. The pinup look isn't for everyone but absolutely stunning when executed well.

The typical pinup look usually consists of soft glam curls (think old Hollywood) and a bold red lip. Pair this with some light eyeshadow and cat-eye eyeliner and you'll look ready to walk down a red carpet in a Marilyn Monroe dress.

The pinup look isn't for everyone but absolutely stunning when executed well.

#5. Here's a step by step tutorial of how to contour.

Everyone has their own version of how to contour but this is a general guide to how most people do it. As you can see between steps 1 and 2, concealer and/or foundation was applied. After that all you need to do is highlight underneath the eyes, the middle of the forehead, down the nose, just above the lip and below it. Then add bronzer to the top of the forehead, on the edge of your cheekbones, and on the chin. Blend and voila!

Here's a step by step tutorial of how to contour.

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