Croatian makeup artist Tea Flego is proving the transformative power of cosmetics and contouring with the help of her 80-year-old grandmother. Grandma Livia, aka “glam-ma,” looks decades younger—and as gorgeous as any superstar—in the photos Flego shares on her Instagram account.
Flego has been passionate about makeup since childhood, so her grandmother has served as her model for many years. The senior has always shared the artist’s passion for beauty, and she enjoys getting makeovers before returning to the nursing home where she resides. According to Flego, Grandma Livia is enjoying her new online celebrity, now that the Instagram images have gone viral.
However, Grandma Livia is “not ashamed of her wrinkles and age,” either. Her token of wisdom for admirers is a cheeky but empowering reminder: “There are no ugly women, only lazy ones!” In other words, with a little bit of extra effort (and some serious contouring skills), glamour is never out of reach. The collaboration between the two generations doesn't so much disguise the senior’s age as suggest that an open mind and the proper tools can have truly empowering effects.
Here's the beautiful, untouched Grandma Livia:
And here are images of Livia as “Glam-ma” thanks to the skilled work of her loving granddaughter:
Glam-ma Livia thanks you for your time.
All images via Tea Flego.