When it comes to applying eye makeup perfectly, having steady hands is really important. Whether it’s achieving a sleek winged eyeliner, blending two eyeshadows or defining your crease, achieving stellar results with shaky hands becomes a bit difficult. But worry not, we’ve got your back. In this article, we have listed down certain tips and tricks that will make applying eye makeup a lot easier, even if you have shaky hands. Excited? Read on…
- 01. Start with eye makeup first
- 02. Use grip-friendly products
- 03. Plan your looks beforehand
- 04. Create a comfortable setting
- 05. Use the right tools
01. Start with eye makeup first
If you’ve got shaky hands, it would be a great idea to start with your eye makeup first. This is because if the rest of your face is still bare, correcting mistakes or redoing your eye makeup if needed, won’t be that cumbersome. Therefore, always keep a few Q-tips and a gentle makeup remover like the Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water handy when doing your eye makeup.
02. Use grip-friendly products
Another tip to prevent shaky hands is to use products that have an ergonomic design. Look for products that have a thicker packaging, ridged edges or a rubber grip. These make holding onto the product a lot easier and allow precise application. A great way to improve the grip of the products you already own is to install a rubber grip for added texture and ease of use.
03. Plan your looks beforehand
Having a fair idea of the look you’re planning to wear helps you feel more confident and prevents shaky hands. To achieve perfect results, it is always better to practice your look beforehand to help your hands feel a lot more accustomed to recreating it on D-day.
04. Create a comfortable setting
If your shaky hands are due to nerves, then taking a few deep breaths and applying makeup in a comfortable position will help calm you down to a great extent. Ensure that you are sitting on a comfortable chair with the mirror at the perfect angle and distance to avoid squinting. You could also place all the products you would be needing in front of for easier access and added comfort.
05. Use the right tools
If you have shaky hands, then using the right tools will make things a lot easier. For example, using eyeshadow brushes with longer handles will give help you hold the brush comfortably with your entire palm, thereby making application a lot easier. The important thing to keep in mind when selecting your tools is to reduce the stress in holding them, thereby minimising mistakes.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Dec 02, 2020
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!