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.

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.

More info: goaravetisyan.ruInstagram (h/t brightside)

#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
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3 years 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
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3 years 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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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
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3 years 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
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3 years 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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Toots
Community Member
3 years ago

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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Hanne Lloyd
Community Member
3 years ago

This lady has been transformed but at least she still looks like herself👍

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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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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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Kate Local
Community Member
3 years ago

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not even accentuating natural beauty. just changing them to look like idiots on tv. cause we're all supposed to look and act like idiots on tv. not love ourselves for how we already are. seriously. f*ck this article and its backwards message. I want to see the anti-version of this article. Love your scars, love your birthmarks, love your journey, love your individuality, love your sameness and love everyone else in the same way.

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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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Kate Local
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3 years ago

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looks much more beautiful naturally

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#11

Goar Laid Out A Video With A Transformation And Asked Subscribers Who Would Like To Have One Too. She Got The Response From Svetlana Who Wanted A Big Change After Chemotherapy

Goar Laid Out A Video With A Transformation And Asked Subscribers Who Would Like To Have One Too. She Got The Response From Svetlana Who Wanted A Big Change After Chemotherapy

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Caroline Huot
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3 years ago

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She is beautiful without the makeup. Can't even see her mole anymore, I cna't imagine how much foundation you put on her.

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#12

Having Perfect Make-Up Includes Complicated Techniques. This One Is Called "Cut Crease"

Having Perfect Make-Up Includes Complicated Techniques. This One Is Called "Cut Crease"

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Giorgio Prodoti
Community Member
3 years ago

her eyes...

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#13

Harem Look On A Model With Acne-Prone Skin

Harem Look On A Model With Acne-Prone Skin

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Ana Fuentes
Community Member
3 years 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. I had severe acne grown up and let me tell you if someone had at least help me to have a smooth face for a night like prom, it would have been amazing!!!

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#14

Marina Is Fighting Breast Cancer. Goar Decided To Support Her With This Transformation And Give Positive Emotions

Marina Is Fighting Breast Cancer. Goar Decided To Support Her With This Transformation And Give Positive Emotions

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Magsterrrrrrrr
Community Member
3 years ago

Pretty smile, pretty eyes - before and after. You got this, Marina! P.S. pink looks good on you.

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#15

Goars' Mom Came At Night To Her To Get A Look For The Last Day Of School Of Her Son Albert, Who's Graduating

Goars' Mom Came At Night To Her To Get A Look For The Last Day Of School Of Her Son Albert, Who's Graduating

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Ehren Thomsen
Community Member
3 years ago

This is one of the best, the end result is radical, yet she doesn't look like she had that much make-up.

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#16

Many Women Feel More Confident, One Of Them Is Naira

Many Women Feel More Confident, One Of Them Is Naira

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Kate Local
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3 years ago

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Her poor mother has probably been conditioned to hate her natural face, to feel worthless ugly and pathetic without 10 layers of greasy paint to make her look like a 'normal person'. AGRH THIS MAKES ME SO ANRGY

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#17

Goar Talked Her Grandmother Into Having A Transformation For The First Time In 9 Years. Her Smile Says It All

Goar Talked Her Grandmother Into Having A Transformation For The First Time In 9 Years. Her Smile Says It All

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Louiiiise
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3 years ago

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Nope.

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#18

She Also Does Everyday Make Up, Highlighting Natural Beauty

She Also Does Everyday Make Up, Highlighting Natural Beauty

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Kate Local
Community Member
3 years ago

why weren't the others 'everyday' make up? why is she 'normal'? why is her beauty 'natural' but the others had to be given new faces to be beautiful? Even here you changed the entire shape of her nose. Her nose was beautiful and real. Now its fake and she feels like her real nose is the wrong one, the liar. That her fake nose is the way it should be.

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#19

Sania Was Dreaming For 3 Years Of Her Transformation. "On The Day Of Flight From Almaty To Moscow I Managed To Make One Woman’s Dream Come True"

Sania Was Dreaming For 3 Years Of Her Transformation. "On The Day Of Flight From Almaty To Moscow I Managed To Make One Woman’s Dream Come True"

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Alysha Jones
Community Member
3 years ago

Lovely!

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#20

Goar Has Many Students And Teaches How To Do Perfect Make-Up

Goar Has Many Students And Teaches How To Do Perfect Make-Up

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CtrlAltDelete
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3 years ago

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What is with the swollen cheekbones? Ive been seeing them on most every picture.

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#21

Make Up Transformation On Oily Skin

Make Up Transformation On Oily Skin

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HellCat
Community Member
3 years ago

Those cat-like green eyes... sigh... <3

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#22

Make-Up Of Her Lovely Mother

Make-Up Of Her Lovely Mother

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Natasha Forchione
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3 years ago

It looks like a mother/daughter picture..

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#23

"I've Been Dreaming For A Long Time To Do Make-Up To A Girl With Such Loo"

 "I've Been Dreaming For A Long Time To Do Make-Up To A Girl With Such Loo"

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Christine
Community Member
3 years ago

Again with the eye color change, it's kinda weird? She's pretty with black eyes!

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#24

This Wonderfull Woman Got A Truly Amazing Transformation

This Wonderfull Woman Got A Truly Amazing Transformation

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Alysha Jones
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful!

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#25

Trying To Find The Strongest Facial Feature In Every Girl

Trying To Find The Strongest Facial Feature In Every Girl

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Kate Local
Community Member
3 years ago

in the original photo she has character, she has soul, she has mad energy.... with the barbie make up she looks empty.

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#26

Every Client Comes With A Different Story And Makes Every Make-Up Memorable

Every Client Comes With A Different Story And Makes Every Make-Up Memorable

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Giorgio Prodoti
Community Member
3 years ago

already beautiful

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#27

Irina Got All Her Wrinkles Reduced With Make Up So Much, They're Barely Visible

Irina Got All Her Wrinkles Reduced With Make Up So Much, They're Barely Visible

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Kate Local
Community Member
3 years ago

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why remove her wrinkles? WHATS WRONG WITH WRINKLES, HUH? wrinkles are beautiful. wrinkles are your journey. old age is no less beautiful than youth. often more so. stupid shallow young idiots think everyone should want to look like they do.

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#28

Goar Even Does Make-Up For Her Family Members. This Is Her Beautiful Mom

Goar Even Does Make-Up For Her Family Members. This Is Her Beautiful Mom

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Nkosi Magubane
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3 years ago

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Photoshop

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#29

Goar Likes To Show Difference Before And After The Transformation. This One Was Made In Tanzania

Goar Likes To Show Difference Before And After The Transformation. This One Was Made In Tanzania

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Christine
Community Member
3 years ago

Why would you give her blue eyes?

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#30

Long Hidden Features Become Barely Noticeable

Long Hidden Features Become Barely Noticeable

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audrey cooper
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3 years ago

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Yeah because you caked foundation on her face

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