In today’s world, it is crucial to recognize the importance of products that cater to the needs of every individual. Among the millions of Americans who possess a classified disability, approximately 61 million face unique challenges related to mobility. When it comes to beauty, function is essential to ensure that everyone, regardless of their abilities, has access to high-quality and inclusive options. Here, the best adaptive and accessible solutions designed to meet the beauty and grooming needs of many who are underserved.
Guide Beauty Lash Wrap Mascara ($26)
Guide Beauty founder Terri Bryant, a former makeup artist for brands like Smashbox and Dior, developed this innovative mascara to address her own challenges with mobility caused by Parkinson’s disease. The mascara features a pop-out ring that aids in steadying shaky hands and provides an effortless grip.
Maybelline Eyestudio Hyper Easy Liquid Liner ($10)
This liner eliminates many application challenges faced by individuals with disabilities. With its Hyper Easy Brush Tip and revolutionary flex tip brush, it provides optimal control and easy, stable application, ensuring a smooth and effortless glide for perfect eyeliner every time.
Kohl Kreatives Flex Collection
This chic makeup brush set includes innovative features like a non-rolling cuboid handle for those with visual impairments and brushes that flex forwards and backwards, making application easier for those with motor disabilities. Kohl Kreatives, originally a charitable service in London, aims to empower individuals with a range of concerns, including motor impairments, through inclusive offerings and workshops.
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush ($23)
Created with Selena Gomez’s personal experience with Lupus in mind, Rare Beauty products are designed for accessibility. The fan-favorite liquid blush features a larger container for a comfortable grip and a rounded ball on the lid for easy opening. The creamy formula blends effortlessly with fingers or a sponge, providing a stunning and long-lasting finish.
Vamp Stamp ($25)
Designed by makeup artist Veronica Lorenz, who faced challenges due to spinal cord tumors and loss of feeling in her arms, The Vamp Stamp tool utilizes a stamp and cushion eyeliner ink to effortlessly create symmetrical cat-eye wings. By eliminating the need for a steady hand, The Vamp Stamp empowers individuals with disabilities to achieve flawless feline flicks with ease.
Herbal Essences Honey & Vitamin B Shampoo ($7)
In 2018, Herbal Essences including tactile differentiators (different than Braille) on the packaging of all its shampoo and conditioners, like this Honey & Vitamin B Shampoo, to help inspire more beauty companies to do the same.
Topincin Handsfree 360-Degree Rotation Dryer Stand ($35)
Hands-free blow dryer stands, like this one, provide support for those with limited arm strength, allowing them to easily dry their hair without the need to hold a hair dryer. With a variety of options available, including countertop placement and side clips, along with bendable necks for seated use, these stands offer versatility for all users.