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This Woman Completely Erases Her Acne With Makeup And It's Mind-Blowing

Don't you bring me down today.

Meet Em Ford, a self-taught London-based makeup artist.

Ford also runs a blog and YouTube channel called My Pale Skin where she talks makeup tutorials...

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"I started my blog in January 2014," Ford tells BuzzFeed Life. "And after numerous requests from readers, I began my YouTube channel in June 2014."

...and acne.

"I had relatively clear skin as a teenager and up into my early twenties," Ford says. "But my acne seriously developed in late 2014 — and it was the worst in early 2015."
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"I had relatively clear skin as a teenager and up into my early twenties," Ford says. "But my acne seriously developed in late 2014 — and it was the worst in early 2015."

Since starting her blog, Ford has received over 100,000 negative comments about her face.

Abusive statements like "you look disgusting" and "seriously... has she ever washed her face?" started to appear beneath her YouTube videos.
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Abusive statements like "you look disgusting" and "seriously... has she ever washed her face?" started to appear beneath her YouTube videos.

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So Ford made a video to address the haters.

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In the video, Ford appears bare-faced while hateful words swirl around her. Then she applies her makeup and notes how comments shift from saying how "ugly" she is to saying how beautiful she is. As if beauty just comes in pastes and powders and charcoals.

"At first, it was heartbreaking and incredibly upsetting," Ford says.

"But after a while, I realized that as long as I am happy and accepting of myself, it doesn't matter what other people think."

As for her blog, she couldn't be prouder.

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"Before I started my blog, my confidence was at an all-time low," she says. "I had huge self-confidence issues and barely any friends."

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"I've learned to accept my skin on the good days and the bad days," she says.

"Due to hormones, my acne comes in waves, and in two weeks things may be different," she says.
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"Due to hormones, my acne comes in waves, and in two weeks things may be different," she says.

"You could have flawless skin and still not feel good enough if you search for beauty in the wrong places."

PREACH IT, QUEEN.

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