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Användning av mascara, (svensk text)

User applies make-up with broad side of mascara brush
User applies make-up with broad side of mascara brush

User applies make-up with tip of mascara brush
User applies make-up with tip of mascara brush

User supports herself with her hand against her cheek; she keeps her balance with the other hand
User supports herself with her hand against her cheek; she keeps her balance with the other hand

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Applying mascara

Applying make-up independently for a person without dexterity

Description
The user needs help to place the mascara brush between her index and long fingers with her hand in a fist so that the brush stands at a right angle to her palm. User begins with the broad side of the mascara brush (photo 1), then she takes the tip (photo 2). She leans her hand against her cheek to hold it steady (photo 3). She uses her other hand to hold on to the backrest to keep her balance (photo 3). She applies mascara to her left eye with her left hand and switches hands for her right eye. She uses a cotton swab to remove any excess or smudges.

Authors comments
It was very important for the user to be able to apply make-up independently. She thought about it for a long time until she came up with the solution.

Idea
The user

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Tip is dated from 2007

Categories for this tip
self care » using make-up, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

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One comment:

  1. Free info like this is an apple from the tree of knwolegde. Sinful?
    #6787# comment 2013-05-30

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