Burn Survivor Shalom Blac’s Makeup Tutorials Are Inspiring People Everywhere

Burn Survivor Shalom Blac – Inspiring People Everywhere
“People began to stare at me, or look at me in a nasty way,” she recalls. “One of my neighbors, we used to play together, came in my house and when he saw me ran away crying.” 
“I was bullied very badly in middle school; I always had a scarf and a wig on, so people wouldn’t know I was bald,”
“I started young, just so I wouldn’t get made fun of at school,”
 “…a chance to share my passion with others —or better yet, inspire someone to love who they see in the mirror.”
…you are fearfully and wonderfully made
…an inspiration to all
…a beautiful woman in our eyes
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); YouTube makeup artist Shalom Nchom  has been featuring and posting dramatic and inspiring videos. Recently she posted a video which caught the attention of brow/makeup pro Huda Kattan then Glamour magazine.
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Pictures showing Shalom Blac and an infant and now
When Nchom—who goes by Shalom Blac on YouTube—was nine years old living in Nigeria, an accident involving frying oil at her family’s food store left her with serious burns all over her face, head, and shoulders (she shares the horror of that day in detail on her YouTube channel). Most of her hair was gone, and the tops of her ears fused to her head. But the trauma didn’t end there. After four months in the hospital, she was discharged and began to see life through the eyes of someone who looks different. “People began to stare at me, or look at me in a nasty way,” she recalls. “One of my neighbors, we used to play together, came in my house and when he saw me ran away crying.” She reacted by lashing out at people. An aunt who lived in the United States helped Shalom’s family get visas so she and her baby sister (who was also badly burned) could come here to get reconstructive surgery. Even after, she’s had to live with very noticeable scarring. “I was bullied very badly in middle school; I always had a scarf and a wig on, so people wouldn’t know I was bald,” she says.

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For a while, Nchom, now 20 and living in Maryland, had suicidal thoughts. But as she met other burn victims who were worse off, it changed her perspective. “You have to be grateful for what you have, because you never know what someone else may be going through,” she says. Then she discovered makeup around age 13. “I started young, just so I wouldn’t get made fun of at school,” she shared with us via email. Through watching tutorials by gurus like Beatfacehoney, Kandee Johnson, and Irishcel507, she began to perfect a technique and love the artistry. About three years ago, felt confident enough to begin posting videos of her own.including those who have scars from burns or acne, to make the most of what they havehttps://i.ytimg.com/vi/oXatscQv6DI/maxresdefault.jpg Photo: youtube 
In one video, she details exactly how she covers her own scars so expertly. “Of course you cannot make it disappear,” she says—but the difference her makeup makes is incredible.
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While she says she doesn’t consider herself a professional makeup artist, she loves the community she’s discovered through her craft. “I find makeup to be a universal thing that connects us together, letting us express our own style in our own ways,” she tells us. “There are no rules to makeup. And as a burn survivor, it gives me a chance to share my passion with others that may be going through similar things—or better yet, inspire someone to love who they see in the mirror.” (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i[‘GoogleAnalyticsObject’]=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,’script’,’//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js’,’ga’); ga(‘create’, ‘UA-74597236-1’, ‘auto’); ga(‘send’, ‘pageview’);

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