I saw this when Yahoo came up tonight. At first, I kind of thought it was fake. I know that makeup can make eyes seem larger, but this was pretty dramatic (in that the irises seem to be different sizes). And one eye seems to go inward. I think there was also a comment in the article about complexion, but I really couldn't see it from the photo below.
Before and after makeup: Reddit user
In an upload titled "The power of makeup," Reddit user "munner83" publicly posted a picture of herself showing one side of her face with makeup and the other side makeup-free. The photo was originally uploaded last December but has jumped to Reddit's rankings today. Reaction to the photo has been mixed, with about 5,000 Reddit users "up" voting the picture, while nearly 4,000 have "down" voted it.
As one commentator wrote, "She's so brave for opening up like that. This video made me cry because I totally know what she's feeling. People who don't have acne don't know what it's like to have your self esteem basically plummet every time you look in the mirror. I just want to give her a big hug."
Another user lamented that right or wrong, men often do not have the same cosmetic tools at their disposal as women:
"Now imagine you're a guy and you don't have that option."
What do you think? Was uploading the picture a brave statement about the sometimes-superficial nature of human behavior? Or does it speak to something else entirely?