Makeup might not heal wounds but it can help people live with them. And that's exactly what Armenia-born and Moscow-based beauty guru Goar Avetisyan specializes in. Avetisyan regularly gives makeovers to women suffering from cancer or severe skin conditions, and her work not only dramatically changes their appearance but boosts their confidence, too.


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Looking at the before-and-after shots of her subjects, Avetisyan's 4.6 million-big Instagram following doesn't come as a surprise. Lashings of concealer, lip liner and clouds of hairspray - as well as brilliant contouring - and they all look excited about their new looks. Scroll down to check out the unbelievable transformations and upvote your favorites.

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#1 This Mom Of Two Never Had Make Up Done, Not Even For Her Wedding. She Said She'll Never Forget This Moment

This Mom Of Two Never Had Make Up Done, Not Even For Her Wedding. She Said She'll Never Forget This Moment

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Geedee Gituma 5 months ago

Just Lovely!

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#2 Jamilya From Dagestan Got Severely Burned When She Was Just 2,5 Years Old. Goar Paid For The Tickets From Dagestan So That She Could Have Her Confidence Boosted

Jamilya From Dagestan Got Severely Burned When She Was Just 2,5 Years Old. Goar Paid For The Tickets From Dagestan So That She Could Have Her Confidence Boosted

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Rosa Kim 5 months ago

I feel as if the hair, although less drastic than the makeup, also plays a big part in the makeover

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#3 Right After The Transformation Julia Went To The Hospital For Her Chemo Treatment. She And Her Husband Were Amazed With The Results

Right After The Transformation Julia Went To The Hospital For Her Chemo Treatment. She And Her Husband Were Amazed With The Results

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Mimis Nachbarin 5 months ago

She still is beautiful without the make up and her hair (left picture). She "just" looks tired, concerned and less happy.

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#4 Lily Went Through Two Skin-Transplant Operations Because Of Her Birthmark. Goar Succeded In Covering Up Her Scars To Make Her Feel Gorgeous On The Inside And Out

Lily Went Through Two Skin-Transplant Operations Because Of Her Birthmark. Goar Succeded In Covering Up Her Scars To Make Her Feel Gorgeous On The Inside And Out

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Geedee Gituma 5 months ago

Like the beauty spot just on top of her lip

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#5 Kate Has A Very Sensitive Skin, A Lot Of Moles And A Big Scar. She Was Amazed With The Transformation

Kate Has A Very Sensitive Skin, A Lot Of Moles And A Big Scar. She Was Amazed With The Transformation

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Gayle Bynum Cardosa 5 months ago

Perfectly shaped features. A very pretty woman. If I knew her I'd recommend laser resurfacing to her. I used to perform laser on people and it works very very well. It's amazing.

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#6 Goar Saw This Woman Unexpectedly And Wanted To Give Her A Make Up Transformation She Would Not Forget

Goar Saw This Woman Unexpectedly And Wanted To Give Her A Make Up Transformation She Would Not Forget

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Caitlyn McCracken 5 months ago

I wonder how that conversation went.

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#7 Vlada Had 15 Eye Operations And Really Dreamed To Have A Make Up Transformation

 Vlada Had 15 Eye Operations And Really Dreamed To Have A Make Up Transformation

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Han 5 months ago

Whatever she needs to help her feel more confident is a wonderful thing. You look amazing girlfriend!! Guys, be mindful of judging these women please. It's an article about transformation so allow them to transform into themselves.

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#8 Ann Has Alopecia And This Transformation Made Her Feel More Motivated To Fight It

Ann Has Alopecia And This Transformation Made Her Feel More Motivated To Fight It

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Scarpednoodles 5 months ago

She has a gorgeous face! What a lovely looking woman.

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#9 Jekaterina Has Stage 4 Cancer, But Does Not Plan On Giving Up. Goar Decided To Give Her A Transformation As A Fresh Breath Of Positivity

Jekaterina Has Stage 4 Cancer, But Does Not Plan On Giving Up. Goar Decided To Give Her A Transformation As A Fresh Breath Of Positivity

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Ana Fuentes 5 months ago

The negative comments in this beautiful post make me angry because a lot of this women are going thru hard battles like cancer, and sometimes when you are in the dark a little of sun shine helps you. So please stop the negative comments and focus on the stories behind this beautiful women. This woman is battling stage 4 CANCER say something positive!!!

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#10 Goar Want's To Prove That "Every Woman Is A Hollywood Star". She Went To Tashkent To Give Transformations In Her Hotel Room And This Was One Of The Clients

Goar Want's To Prove That "Every Woman Is A Hollywood Star". She Went To Tashkent To Give Transformations In Her Hotel Room And This Was One Of The Clients

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Lia Stella 5 months ago

Love you all girls! You are beautiful!

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