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Beauty Tips For Left-Handed People

Today's the Day to Get Your Left-Handed Beauty On

Today is Left-Handers' Day, the official celebration for those among us who are sinistra, but not sinister. So in honor of all our lovely lefties, we've put together a few fun beauty facts to help the right-minded get gorgeous.

  • Cut it out: Get some lefty nail scissors ($15). You'll be surprised at how much less pain you're in every time you trim your cuticles.
  • Avoid eyeliner pens: They seem convenient, but like most pens, they're designed for right-handed people, who pull them from left to right. Since lefties either push left to right or reverse the whole thing and go right to left, you might end up with bumpy, messy liner that doesn't come out evenly.
  • Using angled brushes: Remind yourself to work from right to left. Even though it might feel a little funny at first, you'll smudge your makeup a lot less. If you still have trouble, use a straight-tipped brush (they're good for either hand).
  • Electric mascara wands: One caveat: they're designed to roll outward when held in your right hand, so if you hold one in your left, it rolls inward and gunks up your lashes. So either switch hands or make sure the wand you buy is reversible.
  • Mastering the curling wand: Being left-handed when your curling wand came with a right-handed heat-resistant glove can be frustrating. But fear not. You can wave your hair and keep your fingers protected with the HAI Thermal Styling Glove ($25) that was also made to easily fit your left hand.

Got any more lefty tips? Put them in the comments.

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rivahenya rivahenya 7 years
the fifth tip comes as a surprise to me... why wouldnt someone be proud of being a lefty?!
ml345 ml345 7 years
Love being a lefty!
brick164 brick164 8 years
Oh, that's why my eyeliner always comes out uneven.
taylvs3 taylvs3 8 years
i feel better about my inability to use eyeliner pens...and scissors and can openers. i know there is a left-handed store in london that sells left-handed notebooks (so the spine isn't in your way when writing), books, sewing scissors, etc, anyone know of other locations?
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 8 years
Proud Lefty!
wednesday81696 wednesday81696 8 years
i didnt know there was a day for us!! Lefties r da best!!
MsWalton MsWalton 8 years
Yay!!! Finally we get the respect we deserve, lol.
poizenisxkandee poizenisxkandee 8 years
wow, never thought of that. how crazy. kudo's to the lefties out there.
MadEddy MadEddy 8 years
Finally, justification for my incompetence with eyeliner pens!
DeppObsession DeppObsession 8 years
awesome! My boyfriend is a lefty
pxpxcutie pxpxcutie 8 years
I didn't know today was left-handers' day! Yay! :)
zuke zuke 8 years
I use my left hand for almost everything, but I kick with my right foot. Hmmm....
dd-sugar dd-sugar 8 years
I do most everything with my left hand now after a severe bout of carpal tunnel in my right (2nd time after 10 yrs). I just gave up with makeup and got permanent makeup--best decision ever! Now if I could just teach myself to write with my left hand!
demi-serena demi-serena 8 years
some of the smartest people are lefties:) Einstein, Aristotle,a bunch of presidents and kings and queens...
mediaddict000 mediaddict000 8 years
We rock!
Elizabeth1981 Elizabeth1981 8 years
Yay! Right on.
sidra5397 sidra5397 8 years
Power to my people... lefties.
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