Applying eyeliner

A person without dexterity can still apply make-up

User applies eyeliner
User applies eyeliner

Description
An assistant places the eyeliner in the user’s hand (photo 4). It sits between the index and long finger with her hand in a fist and rests between her thumb and index finger (photo 2). The user steadies her hand by leaning it against her cheek. She uses her other hand to hold on to the backrest to keep her balance (photo 3). She applies liner to her left eye with her left hand and switches hands for her right eye.

Users 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.

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2007

User holds the eyeliner in her hand and steadies it against her cheek
User holds the eyeliner in her hand and steadies it against her cheek
User applies make-up
User applies make-up
Assistant places the eyeliner in the user's hand
Assistant places the eyeliner in the user's hand

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Tipsare: Yasmin

Yasmin lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1999 and has a C-5 tetraplgia. Through hand surgery her grip function improved. She has personal assistance 24 hours a day, 7 hours of those are assistance on call.