A make-up artist who woke up with half a paralysed face has become an internet inspiration for posting a beauty tutorial online.
Rebecca Elliott, 36, felt a twitching feeling in her eye before her tongue went completely numb and doctors thought she could have been having a stroke.
But after tests she was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy – a neurological condition which causes paralysis of the muscles in one side of the face.
Instead of hiding away the mother-of-two decided to post a “make-up video with a difference” just two days after the diagnosis to not let the condition “beat” her.
The 14-minute video, which she posted on Facebook on December 6, has so far gained more than 5,000 views and she has been inundated with kind messages of support.
Rebecca, of Colchester, Essex, said: “A lot of my sales are done through social media and direct selling where I post videos of make-up tutorials.”