Makeup Tips for People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

First, save your base for last.

Save time and avoid fallout by doing eye makeup before your foundation and concealer. Keep your routine hassle-free and flawless

Use mirrors up close and from a few feet away.

Avoid heavy-handed looks by balancing your focus on all areas of the face. Tiny imperfections visible up close aren't noticeable to others.

Don't be afraid of mistakes! That's what concealer is for.

Blot excess blush with concealer and a sponge to correct mistakes before reapplication, achieving a soft and flawless look.

Blend with clean brushes.

Finalize foundation with fluffy brush for contour and edges. Clean brush essential to blend, not add more product.

Get an eyeliner tool with a slightly bent tip.

Guide Beauty's Guide Wand, with bent rubber tip, is my favorite eyeliner tool. Designed by disabled makeup artist, prioritizing those with disabilities.

Use the Crease Piece or another small, round or oval object as a stencil for a cut crease.

Perfect cut crease shape with stencil base. Use small paddle brush and concealer for precise detailing.

Cut down your brushes.

Hold magnifying mirrors close for accuracy. Cut and sand detail brushes for comfortable and safe use near eyes and mirror.

Try magnifying glasses specially made for makeup application

Apply makeup on one eye while magnifying details with flip lens for the other eye.

Apply eye shadow shades from lightest to deepest color.

It is easy for a visually impaired person to misjudge how much product is on a brush. More product can always be added later, but taking it away once it is on is more difficult. Applying the lightest color first provides a 

Repurpose your makeup tools as measuring devices.

To ensure symmetrical blending, find brush matching eye length. Measure from corner to shadow edge. Use as a tool to balance both sides evenly.

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