Often these days, make-up can be a controversial subject. Women are criticised for wearing too much, too little, or the wrong type. But most of us wear it for ourselves and no one else, because it makes us feel good – not because we want the attention or praise of anyone else. And, for some women, it can completely restore their confidence.

In the gallery above, we take a look at the empowering, transformative abilities of make-up for 10 women suffering skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, rosacea and even sunburn. Have a flip through and be inspired.