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Acid attack survivor raises awareness with online beauty tutorial

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“Beauty Tips by Reshma: how to get perfect red lips” – it could be the title of one of a million make-up tutorial videos floating around on YouTube, except for one thing: Reshma is an acid attack survivor. Besides teaching you how to apply lipstick, she has a very disturbing observation to share: “You’ll find a red lipstick easily in the market, just like concentrated acid” she tells the viewer. “This is the reason why, every day, a girl becomes victim of an acid attack.”

The video is part of a campaign by “Make Love, Not Scars”, a group that supports acid attack survivors. Their petition, asking to ban acid from being freely sold in stores, has been signed by more than 60,000 people so far.

Read the full story at The Huffington Post,

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