01/24/2013 02:16 pm ET Updated Mar 26, 2013

Stop The Beauty Bullying: Let's Embrace Each Other, Flaws And All

As a full-time makeup artist, I use my personal Instagram and Facebook accounts to showcase some of my work. Recently, the photo above featuring a makeover I performed on one of my clients has been floating around on blogs and social media along with very hurtful and negative comments. The makeover has been called "deceiving," "misleading," and even "scary." I have also been accused of using Photoshop while others have suggested that the woman in the after picture is not the same person. Really?