Image via Youtube (Yesterdayswishes).
Doing your makeup can be difficult. There are complicated looking products, confusing techniques and some days, no matter how hard you try, your makeup just won’t do what you want it to.
Now imagine having another obstacle to battle with – not actually being able to see what you’re doing.
Lucy Edwards is a British beauty vlogger with a difference; she’s helping those who are blind feel confident about doing their own makeup by posting special beauty tutorials.
The Birmingham-based 19 year-old AKA YesterdaysWishes knows what it’s like first hand, after becoming partially sighted aged 11 due to a rare disorder, before losing her sight completely two years ago.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, Edwards shared how her sister Alice worked with her to create a makeup routine that didn’t require a mirror.
“It wasn’t straightforward – it took about a year for me to be comfortable doing my makeup by myself,” she said. (Post continues after video.)
“At points I’ve been like, ‘I don’t want to do this any more,’ because it’s been so frustrating. But I have to calm down, and trust people. That’s a factor when you go blind – you have to put your trust in people a lot more with the way you look,” she says.
Edwards shares her experience of losing her vision with her 7000+ subscribers, as well as her product recommendations and makeup tricks on everything from applying eyeshadow, filling in her brows and yes, even perfecting that eyeliner.
“You guys might be thinking ‘how does she do this so quickly?’ but I’m used to it now, it just seems second nature to me really,” she says applying eyeshadow from her Urban Decay Nude Palette in one of her videos.