While dealing with that, certain everyday tasks had become more difficult. I wasn't able to bend my thumb or really use it at all. That meant I totally had to change up the way I did things. Like the way I applied my makeup! Holding a brush suddenly felt awkward, using my beauty blender simply wasn't happening, and liquid liner? Talk about a total nightmare.
So, I decided to turn a negative situation into something positive. It was inspired by a conversation I had with my boyfriend in the car when he drove me home from the clinic. He said, "Why don't you do a blog post about doing your makeup without a thumb?" Well...that's not exactly what this post turned out to be. But it did inspire me to create a simple makeup look that can be done while (slightly) injured!
On that note, here is the look I ended up with:
Whether you've been injured, have hurt yourself, or you just don't have a ton of time: keep it simple. Try to reach for products that can blend easily and aren't overly dramatic. Oh, and go slow! It'll make a big difference.
How do you apply your makeup when you've hurt yourself? Does it alter your routine?