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This Aspiring Makeup Artist's Illness Isn't Standing In The Way Of Her Dreams

Emily Jones is living with an autoimmune disease that confines her to a wheelchair and forces her to use a feeding tube, but she's not letting it get in the way of her goals.

At first glance, Emily Jones' Instagram account looks just like any other aspiring makeup artist's page, complete with some seriously glam looks, on-point highlighter, and lashes that still baffle us how they get them so perfectly curled. But a closer look at one of the 22-year-old makeup artist's fab selfies, you might notice an extra accessory in the photo: her feeding tube.

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Mermaid blue glam I'm gonna call this ! I'm in love with the combo of @nyxcosmetics 'morning skies' lid lingerie and @morphebrushes 35C palette they match each other so well ! Products ~ eyes ~ @morphebrushes 35C palette @nyxcosmetics 'morning skies' lid lingerie @nyxcosmetics 'ice' glitter and #nyxglitterglue @morphebrushes 'slate' gel eyeliner @rimmellondonuk scandal eyes 'retro glam' mascara @stilacosmetics smudge stick in 'stingray' @unicornlashesuk 'raven' eyelashes @morphebrushes pressed pigment in 'mimosa Sunday' @nyxcosmetics hot shadow refills in 'electric' on the lower lash line @collectioncosmeticsuk #glamcrystalsdazzinggelliner in 'le chic' also there :) ~ face ~ @farsalicare rose gold elixir @nyxcosmetics angel veil primer and spray primer @nyxcosmetics matte foundation in 'porcelain' @morphebrushes 9C palette to set my face @lauramercier powder to bake @morphebrushes 9B blush palette 9BZ bronzer palette @morphebrushes DD highlighter palette @hudabeauty 'pink sands' highlighter palette in 'santorini' and 'ibiza' @gerardcosmetics #slayalldaysettingspray in 'peach' ~ lips ~ @farsalicare rose gold elixir and @morphebrushes 'phatty' liquid lipstick ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’‹ #makeupartistsworldwide #shimycatsmua #makeupobsessionshimmer #beautyshimmerworldwide #makeupslayageworldwide #allmodernmakeup #allbeautybloggers #morphebabe #makeupbyme #muafeatures #makeupcakeup #makemyfaceup247 #makeupjunkie #flawlesssdolls #instamakeup #wakeupandmakeup #slave2beauty #slave2makeup #nyxcosmetics_uk #nyxglitter #morphe35cpalette #peachyqueenblog

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At 17-years-old, Jones was confined to a wheelchair due to a rare autoimmune disease called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (type 3).

Jones told Allure, "It means my joints dislocate ridiculous amounts of times daily. I have to have someone with me to help me with everything, even the simple things."

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Summery purple vibes today using @morphebrushes 35P palette it's so beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ ~ eyes ~ @morphebrushes 35P palette @limecrimemakeup 'trip' diamond crusher @stilacosmetics 'stingray' smudge stick @rimmellondonuk retro glam 'scandal eyes' mascara @hudabeauty 'jade' lashes @nyxcosmetics 'espresso' eyebrow gel @nyxcosmetics 'espresso' brow mascara @hudabeauty 'santorini' in golden sands palette ~ face ~ @nyxcosmetics angel veil and sorry primer @nyxcosmetics matte foundation in 'porcelain' @morphebrushes 9C palette to set my face @morphebrushes 9BZ bronzer palette @morphebrushes 9B palette @hudabeauty highlighter palette 'golden sands' in 'santorini' @morphebrushes DD highlighter palette as well for that glow to be seen from space โœจ ~ lips ~ @morphebrushes 'unsettled' liquid lipstick topped with @limecrimemakeup 'dope' and 'choke' diamond crusher #allmodernmakeup #allbeautybloggers #nyxcosmetics_uk #limecrimecosmetics #morphebrushes #morphebabe #flawlesssdolls #fakeupfix #makeupslayageworldwide #beautyshimmerworldwide #makeupobsessionshimmer #shimycatsmua #mylookbook #makeupart #makeupartistsworldwide #muafeatures #makeupcakeup #instabeeyou #feature_my_makeup_art #make4glam_ #slave2beauty #slave2makeup #maryhadalittleglam #itsmylookbook #makemyfaceup

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After being hospitalized for eight and a half months at 19 because of stomach and intestinal problems caused by her illness, Jones became reliant on a feeding tube and has had it ever since.

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My look from yesterday with my new @nyxcosmetics silver glitter which I'm in love with ! ๐ŸŽ€โœจ ~ eyes ~ @nyxcosmetics silver glitter and @limecrimemakeup #zodiacglitter in 'Gemini' I used @makeupgeekcosmetics eyeshadows in 'peach smoothie' 'creme brรปlรฉe' 'phantom' 'voltage 'wild west' and 'faux fur' and 'showstopper' which is a foiled one! @freedom_makeup eyebrow pomade in 'ash brown' and 'ebony' and the #hdbrowpalette and used the dark brown shade :) @gerardcosmetics eyeliner in 'black' @stilacosmetics smudge stick in 'stingray' and @urbandecaycosmetics highlighter in aura in the inner corner :) @sleek #solisticehighlightingpalette In the shade 'hemisphere' face ~ @lagirlcosmetics concealer in 'porcelain' and 'light ivory' @makeupgeekcosmetics blush in 'XOXO' and contour in 'break up' @lauramercier translucent powder and @rimmellondonuk pressed powder and @morphe 6C contouring palette ๐ŸŽจ @jeffreestarcosmetics highlighters in 'princess cut' 'ice cold' and @elfcosmetics 'pink gem' baked highlighter I also used 'voltage' as a highlighter on my nose as well ! ~ lips ~ @jeffreestarcosmetics lip bullet in 'unicorn blood' ๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿฆ„ all set with @gerardcosmetics #slayalldaysettingspray in 'peach' hope you're all well !

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Her love of makeup started at the same age, and she began to watch makeup tutorials on YouTube to teach herself how to do glittery cut creases and sharp winged liner. She credits Carli Bybel and Nikkie Tutorials with helping her get her start and springboarding her love of makeup and the resulting happiness it gave her to play around with it.

"I try to put lots of drama on my eyes, the other side of my face or on my lips to detract from the tube," she explained to Allure. But the tube is a part of me, and I'm grateful for it as it and the nourishment it gives me when I can't keep anything down myself."

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Warm eyed glamour today due to @morphebrushes 35O palette and I'm obsessed with the colours and the pigment oh my god is brilliant ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ products ~ eyes ~ @morphebrushes 35O palette @morphebrushes 'slate' gel eyeliner @rimmellondonuk scandal eyes retro glam mascara @nyxcosmetics 'ice' glitter in the inner corner @nyxcosmetics brow pomade in 'espresso' and the 'brow mascara' in 'espresso' @lagirlcosmetics concealer as a base and @morphebrushes 9C palette as a base @hudabeauty 'jade' eyelashes @hudabeauty 'pink sands' 'Santorini' in the inner corner as well @stilacosmetics smudge stick in 'stingray' in the top and bottom waterline ~ face ~ @nyxcosmetics angel veil primer and spray primer @nyxcosmetics colour correcting palette @nyxcosmetics matte foundation in 'porcelain' @lagirlcosmetics 'porcelain' concealer @morphebrushes 9C palette to set the face @morphebrushes 9BZ bronzer palette @morphebrushes 9B blush palette @morphebrushes DD highlighter palette and @hudabeauty 'pink sands' highlighter in 'Ibiza' and 'Santorini' ~ lips ~ @morphebrushes 'fancy pants' topped with @limecrimemakeup 'fluke' diamond crushers #feature_my_makeup_art #makeup_up #makeupartist #aspiringmua #morphegirl #morphebabe #morphebrushes #limecrimemakeup #wakeupandmakeup #allmodernmakeup #allbeautybloggers #slave2beauty #slave2makeup #makeupcakeup #makeupartistsworldwide #makeupobsessionshimmer #beautyshimmerworldwide #shimycatsmua #makeupoftheday #muasfeature #aspiringmua #peachyqueenblog #makeupdolls #maryhadalittleglam

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While she sports some of the fiercest, glitter-fied looks on our Instagram feeds, Jones has to work around her feeding tube when applying makeup.

"I create looks around my tube by leaving a little bit of a gap around the edges so the tape doesn't come off or come loose," she explained.

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Classic glamour look today ! Hope you all love it as much as I do :) products ~ eyes ~ @lagirlcosmetics concealer and @lauramercier powder as a base @morphebrushes 6C palette also as a base @nyxcosmetics avent guarde palette in 'noveau chic' @nyxcosmetics cool neutrals palette @nyxcosmetics 'silver' glitter and #nyxglitterglue @nyxcosmetics 'diamond' pigment @nyxcosmetics brow pomade in 'espresso' brow mascara in 'espresso' @makeupgeekcosmetics 'peach smoothie' 'creme brรปlรฉe' and 'wild west' @stilacosmetics smudge stick in 'stingray' @revlon_uk lash potion mascara @rimmellondonuk scandal eyes retro glam mascara @nyxcosmetics 'ice' glitter @unicornlashesuk 'aurora queen' lashes ~ face ~ @nyxcosmetics spray primer @nyxcosmetics foundation stick in 'porcelain' @lagirlcosmetics pro concealer in 'porcelain' @morphebrushes 6C palette @toofaced 'something about Berry' blush @nyxcosmetics liquid highlighter in 'liquid prism' @colourpopcosmetics 'spoon' and 'stole the show' highlighters and 'tassel' eyeshadow @nyxcosmetics contour palette @gerardcosmetics #slayalldaysettingspray in 'peach' ~ lips ~ @nyxcosmetics 'kitten heels' liquid suede lipstick tipped with 'diamond' pigment #flawlesssdolls #itsmylookbook #slave2makeup #slave2beauty #wakeupandmakeup #makeupslayageworldwide #makeupartistsworldwide #makeupforever #makeupart #makeupfeatures #undiscovered_muas #morphebrushes #colourpopcosmetics #beautyshimmerworldwide #makeupobsessionshimmer #shimycatsmua #slayallday #beautyblender #beautyblog #makeupaddict #allbeautybloggers #muafeatures #instabeeyou #sharethelove4beauty

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We're totally in love with what Emily is doing, and we seriously can't wait to see where her drive and glittery looks take her.

Check out her Instagram account for more gorgeous looks!

Hannah Marsh

Hannah is a Texas-born, Iowa-raised alumna of Iowa State University. When not writing trending content across several Meredith sites, she enjoys all things fitness-related, binge-watching "Whose Line is it Anyway" episodes and fully embracing her self-diagnosed peanut butter addiction.

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