Instagram is filled with transformational makeovers that show the real power of makeup. Some videos showing before-and-after videos of older women or women with skin conditions emerging totally transformed from their makeovers have led to social media fame and countless followers for makeup artists like Goar Avetisyan from Moscow and Anar Agakishiev from Georgia. The latest video by Agakishiev shows the most touching transformation yet and has gotten the attention of millions of viewers, as well as some big names in makeup, too.
The makeup artist gives a burn victim a whole new look by covering her scars with natural-looking coverage. The model, who the artist says had an accident at 11 years old that left her disfigured, is shown in tears as she sees herself in makeup for the first time. The video shows the overwhelming emotion in her face as she looks in the mirror and sees her scars completely concealed.
“The hardest and the most touching work of my entire 18-year practice,” wrote Agakishiev in the caption of his post. “There was an accident when she was 11, therefore, she has never had makeup. The first time in the life I made her makeup and decided to close the mirror. Let’s make each other pleasant. I am very glad that I was able to make her so happy.”
The video has amassed millions of likes and has been shared by other artists like Huda Kattan and Mario Dedivanovic on their own social media pages, where it’s garnered millions of likes as well. “This touched me so deeply. Her reaction when she saw her makeup has me in tears,” wrote Dedivanovic, whose words sum up the collective sentiment about the sweet and poignant transformation.
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