Burns survivor Shalom Blac has caused a stir in the world of beauty with an empowering new make-up tutorial. The 20-year-old shared a short vlog on her YouTube channel in which she only put make-up on half of her face – but it was her positive body image message which also caught fans' attention.
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Shalom Blac's empowering make-up video has gone viral
In the video titled Power of Makeup, Shalom explained that while make-up is fun to experiment with, it should not be the main factor when it comes to feeling confident about yourself.
"You should love yourself either way, make-up or no make-up," she explained. "You should be able to love yourself."
She later added: "Make-up makes me happy, of course, but make-up is not the reason why I'm happy. I'm happy because I love myself."
The beauty vlogger also spoke candidly about her use of make-up to cover up burns scars left all over her face, hands and shoulders after she was burnt by hot oil in an accident when she was just nine-years-old.
Shalom regularly wows her fans with her stunning make-up looks
"I remember when I was in middle school, because of my scars, I used to wear make-up. I actually didn't use foundation – I used concealer all over my face so that it was caked on, just to try and consume my scars," she reminisced. "But even with that much make-up I still wasn't happy. So make-up should not make you happy. You know, it's something that you should just love doing. And at the time, I thought it was going to work but it did not work."
Shalom also shared an inspiring message about body image, explaining that she has learnt to ignore any "negative" comments.
"And some people might have negative stuff to say, like ' oh why does she look like that', but I really don't care because as of right now, I love myself for who I am and I'm accepting of what had happened to me and I'm just going to live with that so I really don't care if anyone has something negative to say about that."