An Instagram star has posted a photograph of a fake bruise on her face created by make-up – in order to raise awareness of domestic violence.
Diala Makki, who is based in Dubai, shared the snap of her and make-up artist Samira Olfat, along with the caption: ‘How would you react if this wasn’t make-up?’
The shocking photograph shows very realistic-looking bruises on the cheeks of both women.
Social media users quickly reacted to the picture, with many thanking Diala for her bold stand on the issue.
Instagram star Diala Makki (right), who is based in Dubai, shared a picture of her and make-up artist Samira Olfat (left) with large bruises on their faces created by make-up
The television presenter posted the powerful picture with the caption: ‘How would you react if this wasn’t make-up?’
Sharing the picture on Instagram, Diala explained: ‘I will dedicate this entire week for women , each and every one of us has a story .. don’t be ashamed to share it , it might inspire or help others.’
In Arabic, she also explained how she herself had been ‘subjected to psychological violence’.
Fans praised the ‘powerful’ photograph, describing the television presenter as a ‘real inspiration.’
One wrote: ‘More awareness needs to come out of the Arab world on domestic violence thank you for bringing awareness to this subject.’
Diala encouraged others not to be ashamed of sharing their stories, explaining in Arabic how she herself had been ‘subjected to psychological violence’
Another posted: ‘Such an important message, thank you for putting the light on it.’
Others also shared their own experiences of domestic violence after seeing the picture.
One woman wrote: ‘Its hard sometimes to get out of this relationship but not imposible… my last one was like this…
‘[N]o more for physical and emotional abuse we deserve better (sic).’
The television presenter quickly won praise from her fans for the bold photograph
Her followers described her as a ‘real inspiration’, thanking her for highlighting the issue