As part of our MakeoverChangesLife movement, #FacePalette has a campaign called #ScarsAreBeautiful, where empowering makeovers are given by #LekshmiMenonFRSA to victims of traumatic experience so as to create awareness that make-up can be used as a 'tool' to boost self-confidence, rather than to hide or conceal their individuality.
As part of this campaign, #LekshmiMenonFRSA did a makeover for a burn victim, Sreeja Anthony, who reclaimed her life after experiencing horrific burns as the result of a terrifying kerosene stove bust 24 years ago . The lady is from a poor family and work as a maid in Kochi and she underwent numerous plastic surgeries to recover to some extent after the accident. We filmed this transformation so as to give hope to other burn victims to visualise them transformed without changing their individuality. Through this transformation, we gave her a sense of hope and feeling good about herself and the very fact that she felt beautiful and confident after so many years.
Her determination, will power and strength really motivated Lekshmi Menon to do the makeover and she is an example for people who always find fault with their beauty rather than loving themselves. It was truly an honor to do her makeup without changing her identity for who she is as a person.