This Makeup Tutorial Has a Powerful, Heartbreaking Message

Girl Survived an Acid Attack, and Has an Idea on How to Stop Them

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Sep 10, 2015

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The video has the cues of ordinary YouTube makeup tutorials. There's the light, friendly tone. ("Hi girls! I'm Reshma.") There's the girlish backdrop, decorated with a teddy bear and fairy lights. And there are tips for getting "perfect red lips."

But from the first shot it's apparent this isn't really a video about lipstick. Reshma is 18 years old, and she survived an acid attack. She has an attention-getting message from a group called Make Love Not Scars, which teamed up with Ogilvy & Mather Mumbai on the campaign. More than 200,000 people have signed a petition to prevent the sale of acid since the campaign started about two weeks ago. (Ogilvy notes: "The Supreme Court of India has banned over-the-counter sale of acid since 2013. Yet acid is easily available to the common man, and the number of acid attacks are on a rise.")

Besides the lipstick tutorial, there's also a video about eyeliner, and another on getting rid of dark spots.
What does makeup have to do with acid attacks? Just watch.


Sep 10, 2015
Make Love Not Scars
Make Love Not Scars

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