Think make-up is superficial? Allow these real-life beauty superstars to change your mind

"Wearing make-up makes me happier and confident around people"

Five trailblazers are using makeup to celebrate their individuality. Whether layered to airbrushed perfection or barely-there dewiness, make-up is a handy form of self-expression. ELLE meets five people who wield this unique power of the brush. 

5 beauty trailblazers 

Photographs: Tenzing Dakpa  

Styling: Sujala Newar

Hair and makeup: Claire Marrinan  

Art direction: Reshma Rajiwdekar 

Assisted by: Trisha Chawla (beauty), Vedika Chotirmall (styling)