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    This Aspiring Makeup Artist Can Teach All Us A Thing Or Two About Confidence

    "I wanted to show others who are tube-fed that they can still feel beautiful and put makeup on as well as anyone else."

    Meet Emily Jones, the 22-year-old London-based aspiring makeup artist who won't let a feeding tube interfere with the perfect wing.

    "I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), a connective tissue condition," Jones told BuzzFeed. "I have the feeding tube for my nutrition since my stomach doesn't retain any food or fluids. I have a trapped vagus nerve, which causes my stomach to reject everything. My intestines also don't work properly, and I suffer multiple joint dislocations every day."

    Jones started experimenting with makeup three years ago, as a way to help build confidence.

    Her Instagram account already has over 26k followers, and she uses it to show others that even when facing certain difficulties, you can still find a way to feel beautiful.

    Instead of hiding behind makeup, she uses it as an empowering tool.

    And when it comes to describing her love for beauty, she's never at a loss for words.

    After all, makeup has helped her come out of her shell.

    Emily already has her eyes set on the future, and knows exactly who she'd like to work with.

    And of course, just like any makeup artist does, Emily has a few favorite products she can't live without.

    Ultimately, Emily wants her followers to know that no matter how rough life gets, you can always find something that makes you feel happy and confident.

    In the future, Emily wants to start her own YouTube channel and develop her own makeup line.