Make up takes a long time to perfect! But it comes more naturally to some people. Fortunately, for those of us who aren’t makeup experts, there’s the internet. YouTube videos and specialized sub-Reddits are a quick and easy way to learn from the best – those who have actually done it!
It’s never been easier to master the art of make up, and these incredible before and after photos from Reddit users are here to prove it.
1) It still looks natural, but made a huge difference!
This make up pro knows how to accentuate her best features. A little foundation, a nude lip color, eyebrow filler and light eye makeup helped to make her eyes pop! But she still looks like herself, and even if it took a long time… it makes it seem like she woke up like that!
2) We’ll call this one “every day glam”
This girl’s eyebrows are on fleek! All the subtle highlighting, and foundation to even her skin tone has really worked some magic. But the most notable change is those stunning brows. They’re still naturally shaped but refined and filled out. There’s also a neutral but chic matte lip color, and brown shading around the eyes. A glamorous transformation!
3) She really made her eyes pop!
She already has strong features, so she has a leg up. But by creating such a focus around her eyes she’s really made them stand out. That bold blue eye shadow? Fierce! It compliments her skin tone and coloring so nicely, too.
4) A little goes a long way
Make up doesn’t have to be bold to be beautiful. This woman kept the majority of her face painted naturally, but featured her eyes with dramatic winged liner. And those eyebrows are stunning too! This look works when dressed up, or down.
5) Glowing skin
We’ve all dealt with frustrating acne in our lives. But this girl is amazing with a make up brush, and used a little foundation and blush to even out her skin tone. Not only did it cover up any spots, but it made her eyes pop. She finished it with a red lip and looked ready for the red carpet.
6) The added color works wonders
She chose the perfect colors to complement her natural shading. That warm red lip color and dramatic winged liner, is perfectly balanced with the subtle brown eye shadow.
7) Mom got a makeover!
This mom agreed to a make up, and it definitely paid off! Their kid certainly knows a thing or two about make up. They highlighted all her best natural coloring with dark eyes and a bold lip. It’s easy when you get to start with a beautiful canvas, but she definitely crushed it.
8) She calls this “spring flush”
The work here looks subtle, but at a second glance there was actually a lot of work put into this. Her skin tone is evened out, eyebrows defined, and there’s just a touch of pink on her eyes, cheeks, and lips. Truly a perfect spring style. She has some serious skills!
9) These tips helped her refine her daily look
Before Reddit came to the rescue, she was rocking a dramatic look with a lot of make up. But she took some advice and decided to try and tone it down. Now her daily looks more natural and subtle. But even her original make up look was nice for a night out!
10) This one is eye catching!
Natural make up can go such a long way to highlighting a person’s best features. By filling in her gorgeous brows (seriously, I’m jealous), and adding some subtle winged eye liner and a neutral lip, she’s just enhancing what she’s already got. The result is just a slightly more refined, natural look.
11) That lash transformation though
False lashes aren’t for everybody. But she was convinced to try it out, and look at the epic result! It totally pays off to be open minded. Her elongated lashes pull attention to her lovely eyes, made even more special by the eye shadow. Still natural, but stunning! What a transformation.
12) This is a complete transformation
This is a testament to what a little make up can do. She evened out her skin, amplified her eyes, and shaped those brows beautifully. That neutral nude pulls the whole look together!
13) Those eyes really pop!
She did a great job of highlighting and dramatizing her best natural features. She’s a prime example of how to mute your lip tone in order to draw more attention to her stunning eye make up.
14) This stunning wedding make up
There’s no better day than your wedding day to use make up to accentuate your best features. This woman did an amazing job of brightening her face and drawing attention to her beautiful eyes. But she didn’t totally transform her face – she still looks like herself, which is exactly what you want on your wedding day.
15) Brown shades are best for a natural look
This woman used soft browns and subtle pinks to emphasize her features. Wearing harsh black makeup can be beautiful, but a lighter brown tone makes for a more natural look.
16) Perfecting that blue halo isn’t easy!
Intense make up colors can be hard to master! Too much looks tacky, too little is confusing and can get lost easily. She used this sultry electric blue for an intense look.
17) What can’t you learn on Reddit?
This lady followed a how-to guide she found on Reddit, and look where it got her! She loved the outcome and is showing off how well it worked. Her subtle look still brightens her eyes and lips and adds just the right amount of color to her cheek bones.
18) She looks stunning!
It might look like a lot of work, but she says this is her daily look! So it must be easier than it seems… or she’s just that good. The winged effect accentuates her eyes and the red lipstick pops. She manages to use a touch of intense color without going overboard.
19) Another beautiful bride
Take notes – this is how you achieve beautiful bridal make up without changing your whole face. You want your photos and memories to be of you, so its best to keep things subtle on your wedding day. This look highlights the warm tones in her skin, which is absolutely glowing! She’s chosen just to focus on her eye area so there isn’t too much going on.
20) She worked some magic!
Natural-looking make up is important to master. But let’s be honest, it’s fun to go all out sometimes! This make up artist totally transformed her face from lips to eyebrows to intense liner. The dark, sultry deep browns and matte lip work so well together!
21) Another mommy make over
We love a good mom make over! They don’t always need it, but it’s so fun to see how their kids want to share their make up gift with their parent and give them a little transformation and confidence boost. The hairdo on it’s own is gorgeous, but the make up is classy and highlights all her best features.
22) What’s the sitch?
The key here is definitely that dark top lip. If you ever watched the Disney Channel between 2002 and 2007, this will immediately remind you of Kim Possible! She’s all grown up and apparently doing make up tutorials now.
23) That gold eye is striking
She has definitely found the best shades for her natural coloring. That striking gold eye and the dark lip color are the perfect complementary choices. And that chic headscarf ties the whole look together.
24) From day to night real quick
Her uniquely colored hair already gives her a striking style. But her make up game is on point too! That dark black eye make up quickly swaps her look from a soft, casual day time style, to a sultry evening look.
25) A simple change with great results
You don’t need a lot of make up for a dramatic change. The subtle eye make up is the most eye catching part! But that red lip? Stunning and so classy.
26) A stunning party look
Who doesn’t love a little sparkle? It can be easy to go overboard by accident, but this girl nailed it. She’s enhanced all parts of her face, with extra special focus on her eyes and eyebrows. The glittery gold screams to be worn for a holiday party, and those false lashes make her eyes stand out right away.
Thick, well-shaped brows are what we all long for. This girl has nailed it and focused most of her make up attention on her eyes and eyebrows. The result has completely changed her face.
28) Wait – Brigitte Bardot?
This Reddit user gave their mom a vintage style makeover, inspired by Brigitte Bardot. You can totally see the resemblance, right?! Or is it just me? The style focuses more on the eyes and keeps a neutral lip color. And of course the hairstyle with the little pink bow was an important piece of the puzzle too.
29) She brightened up her whole style
Dying your hair red can be risky – and it’s almost impossible to make it look natural. But this girl has nailed the ginger waves and has perfected her make up to match. Her eyebrows are the perfect shade to complement her hair, and the gold eye make up works well with her coloring too.
30) What a dramatic change!
What do you think her favorite color is? This look is ready to go straight down the red carpet it’s so attention-grabbing. From those intense lashes to the bright red lip – it’s simply stunning.
Whether you like to use a little or a lot, there’s an endless amount of ways to use make up to highlight your best features! Take notes from these women who’ve nailed the DIY make up tricks.
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