Every now and again beauty brands accidentally create genius products for those with limited mobility in their hands. Sharpeners are fiddly little b*ggers at the best of times never mind if your hands or fingers aren’t able to cope with finer motor activities. When I saw the My Kit Co Makeup Pencil Sharpener (£4.50) I thought what a waste of space – that’s something taking up space when it’s not necessary. BUT, as I took it apart and used it (the shavings drop into the bigger cone below) I found it so much easier to use than a regular sharpener because you have that cone to hold onto.
I mean, you do have to pull out the sharpener from the larger cone when its full, but I’m telling you, if you have trouble with those teeny weeny little liner sharpeners in keeping your beauty pencils in tip top shape, you may well find this a lot easier. Other limited hand mobility products include the Sephora Fingertip Eye Liners and the Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer And Styler – both not made for that reason or purpose but proving to be very helpful. Pictures of both are below and the My Kit Co Sharpener is HERE.
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That’s really useful for those of us with sometimes or permanently dodgy hands. I’ll definitely look into it for smaller pencils.
Oval makeup brushes are also great for those with limited mobility or spatial awareness and coordination problems. I couldn’t apply eyeshadow or foundation to my forehead as I could not reach. I always had to ask someone to do it for me. Now I can apply it myself, but have no one to blame but myself when I don’t like the results!