RNIB

Here’s something to have a think about. Can visually impaired women enjoy make-up?

I’d be the first to put my hand up and say that I take my sight totally for granted – when I’m layering on too much eye-liner, or messing about with a smoky eye look – it has never occurred to me to wonder about those with no sight or partial sight. And yet, make-up is so much about eyes and how we can make our eyes look.

Eye health is a subject that doesn’t get a lot of attention in beauty world, but we’re in the best possible place to raise awareness because eyes are what we do!

I’ve just read a fabulous blog by Fashioneyesta HERE who has partial sight in one eye and limited vision in the other. She talks about make-up being the one area that she is in control of her eyes – while her sight is out of her hands, how her eyes look and are looked at is entirely up to her.

The RNIB supports people with sight issues – it’s a not a charity you have any reason to come across unless, god forbid, you or a family member has a sight problem. Which is why they’re asking us, as make-up lovers and social media users, to think about eyes and sight for a moment, and to imagine what it might be not to have it. Shockingly, 50% of sight loss is completely preventable.

So, with that in mind, the RNIB are asking us to share selfies of our eyes – which many bloggers do every day anyway – but use the hashtag #LoveYourEyes to really bring eye health into the public awareness. It’s a little hashtag that would mean a lot – and fun to nominate friends who love to do eye selfies.  You can also add in that to donate £3 Text EYES to 70007. If you post your eye selfies using the #LoveYourEyes hash, please do tag me in so I can see your looks.. I’d love to!

If you’d like to know more about the RNIB and its work, go HERE.

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