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Eye Makeup Tips for the Visually Impaired

 
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Hold the eyeliner pencil close to the point (pencil is much easier to use than liquid), again, relying on your sense of touch. When the tip is the closest to the base of the lash line, draw a line from the middle of your eyelid to the outside corner.

Smudge the line gently with either your index finger or applicator wand. Check the line with the magnifying glass before repeating the process. Avoid the raccoon look by only using eyeliner on top lid.

Note: Less is more when using eyeliner especially if you wear glasses with magnified lenses.

• Mascara - At this point, applying mascara is a breeze.

Hold the handle of the mascara brush like a pencil and carefully bring it close until you can feel the brush beneath the top lashes. Brush up and away several times (again, counting is important).

Some people blink to pull the mascara off the brush and onto the lashes, but I have no problem brushing in the upward motion.

Repeat as needed and/or use eyelash curler to make lashes appear longer and thicker.

Practice makes perfect when applying eye makeup when you are visually impaired, but having confidence with or without makeup is the most important key to happiness.

Sources:

Applying Makeup. Living Blind. Web. 27, September, 2012
http://www.livingblind.com/make-up.html

Beauty Talks – Eyes Q&A. Sephora. Web. 27, September, 2012
http://community.sephora.com/t5/Eyes-Q-A/Makeup-and-blindness/qaq-p/294695

Applying Eye Makeup: Tips for Self-Care After Vision Loss. VisionAware. Web. 27, September. 2012]
http://www.visionaware.org/section.aspx?FolderID=8&SectionID=115&TopicID=514&SubTopicID=294&DocumentID=5820

Reviewed September 27, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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If you have small eyes, applying eye make-up might be quite a baffling job. Although your aim may be to make them appear only a wee bit larger than they actually are, the task may not be just like simple. Overdoing the make-up could possibly make them look smaller, while applying not enough of it could render them completely insignificant. Therefore, the secret lies in striking a medium balance that is just right for that desired impact. Similarly, the option of colours can also be extremely important while doing up smaller eyes. Whereas some colours can magnify them, some could make them appear further diminished. Therefore, to be able to accomplish this task perfectly, you would surely require some expert help and guidance. Eye makeup for small eye

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