Chances are, the way you do your makeup every day is a bit different from how a professional would get it done. Whether you go all-out every morning before you leave the house or just opt for some tinted moisturizer and lip balm, a lot of us have looks that are so familiar to us, we rarely think about switching things up. But are we really putting our best face forward?
Russian makeup artist Julia Ismailova is giving us an eye-opening look at how subtle (and not-so-subtle) changes in our makeup can make us look completely different. On her Instagram, she’s posted a series of side-by-side photos showing interesting before-and-after results. The first photo shows what the subjects looked like when they did their own makeup, and the second shows what they looked like after she did their makeup. In many cases, the subjects of the photos still keep their signature style — they just end up rocking a look that’s a bit more flattering for their facial features. It’s amazing what properly placed blush and good foundation can do! And of course, in some photos, you can barely notice a difference at all.
Check out some of Julia’s work below: