Get the tissues out because this is one heartwarming story that’s going to make you feel a whole lot of emotions. Nadina Ioana is a beauty blogger with a solid Instagram following. Girl has got serious talent in the makeup application department.
This week, one of Nadina’s videos went viral after she uploaded a tutorial called “Chemo patient makeup transformation” in which she shows viewers how to apply makeup to someone who’s lost their hair, lashes and brows to chemotherapy. Turns out, the woman in the video is Nadina’s mom.
Are you feeling those feels yet? Told ya.
“It’s very important to properly prepare the skin before doing the makeup, putting the right products on,” Nadina said. And you can see the makeup artist carefully getting her mama (she calls her “my warrior”) prepped for makeup application.
“It’s also important to do symmetrical brows, which fit with the client’s face, and to be careful in the application of the eyelashes, as the client won’t have any natural eyelashes at all, so they can be uncomfortable if they’re not applied correctly,” she said.
Her application skills are truly impressive—she contours like a pro, and the brows are so #onfleek, and the wig looks like the perfect cut and colour—but it’s the look on her mom’s face at the end of the video that really hits us right square in the feeling maker. Nadina’s mom looks confident, happy and relaxed. It sends a heartwarming message and is truly inspiring to watch a daughter help her mother feel a little bit like her herself after having gone through something so taxing.
Here’s the after shot of Nadina’s beautiful mama bear.