Burn Survivor, Shalom Nchom Shows The Power of Makeup And Self Love

shalomnchomShalom Nchom is the living breathing definition of beyond classically beautiful. 

The 20-year-old Maryland based makeup artist joined countless women in the #PowerOfMakeup challenge, applying makeup to only one half of her face.  The results show off her makeup prowess on one side and the burn scars left behind by a accident frying oil at her parents’ store in Nigeria, that took place during her childhood.

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“Life after the accident wasn’t what I thought it would be,” Nchom told BuzzFeed. “I was stared at by kids and older people whenever I stepped out. I felt like a living statue that people came to see. It pushed me to be rude towards anyone who stared at me. I cursed people out and cried on many occasions.”

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Nchom eventually learned how to do makeup through watching Youtube videos.  She eventually got so good at it, her classmates began paying her to do theirs.

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Check out the video that this natural beauty posted showing off the power of makeup along with the power of self love and acceptance!

 

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