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Tips for doing makeup when you have difficulties in motor controls

Updated: Aug 25, 2023


Makeup is a fun way to express yourself in everyday life and can be a confidence booster for many people, especially women. When you have a condition that impacts your hand-eye coordination and fine motor abilities, it can be difficult to enjoy makeup. Dyspraxia might interfere with a woman’s ability to hold beauty items correctly, and their continuously trembling hands make winged eyeliner and sometimes even lipstick, difficult!

Given that dyspraxia can affect motor abilities, it can also impact everyday tasks such as writing, walking, running, driving a car, or tasks involving hand-eye coordination. This is why makeup, which requires precision and accuracy, can be difficult. It’s common for people with dyspraxia to experience things like dropping makeup tools, shaky lines, or forgetting which products you’ve already applied. However, this doesn’t mean you have to give up wearing makeup if you don’t want to.

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