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Orla Tinsley: Being make-up free in public is a big deal for some women

The task was simple, but it was the reaction that was a little complex

Orla Tinsley

Published 24/03/2014 | 12:47

Journalist and campaigner Orla Tinsley
Journalist and campaigner Orla Tinsley

Last week the Oxford dictionaries word of the year clocked up some impressive cash for cancer.

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From Tuesday onwards the selfie rocketed one of the most controversial past times of a generation into a transformational force for good. In 24 hours people raised over 200,000 for the Irish Cancer Society. By yesterday the count had surpassed €600,000.

The task was simple - snap a picture of yourself with no make-up on and post it up with the hastag #NoMakeUpSelfie - but it was the reaction that was a little complex.

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