Selma Blair shows her resilience in battling MS with a smile in humorous make-up tutorial online
Blair wanted her followers to know that even though it has become hard for her to apply make-up every day, it is not an impossible task
Selma Blair is not letting Multiple Sclerosis (MS) stop her from enjoying life. The actress recently took to Instagram to poke fun of the hardships that she faces every day after being diagnosed with MS, which results in muscle stiffness and spasms. Blair wanted her followers to know that even though it has become hard for her to apply make-up every day, it is not an impossible task. Taking to her Instagram stories, Blair commented on her "fine" motor skills.
"My fine motor skills aren't like fine at the moment, so I just wanna say I'm gonna probably give a make-up tutorial... never!" she told her 1.2 million followers.
The 'Legally Blonde' actress further commented on how there are days when she just likes to have fun with make-up and pamper herself with some blush and bronzer.
"But if I do, you know I'm really just trying to have fun. Because I've noticed that I put my make up on in the morning, and all day people are rubbing my face — friends," she added. "I'm saying 'what you doing?' and they say 'just a little make-up' and then my manager just said maybe I better not do this..." Blair then showcased her make-up applying skill as she took a giant blending brush and started using it all over her face. "MS people, brush big, bronzer, there, done, stop, bye."
She captioned the post by writing, "Here is my solution to applying makeup with a lack of fine motor skills. #laugh and feel free to reapply my makeup. #makeuptutorial #real." People were quick to applaud the actress for fighting MS with a smile on her face. "This is one of the best, most joyful things I’ve ever seen!!!," wrote one fan.
Another added, "Awesome, that is a great way to apply makeup. Very funny. Very you. Lol." Others commented on how less is beautiful in its own way. "They say less is more and this is definitely MORE! 😍 Perfectly beautiful! Best makeup application tutorial ever!! You're amazing!" read one comment.
Another added, "You're such a beautiful being 💜". Fans also appreciated Selma for being honest about her life with MS. "I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping normalize all we can go thru. 🙏🙏🙏🙏 You have no idea what you are doing for OTHER PEOPLE who see you doing what they think only they alone do. It makes them, us, feel apart of something. Thank you," a fan wrote.
The actress first opened up about her diagnosis in an Instagram post where she mentioned that she had been experiencing symptoms of MS for a couple of years.
"I was in this wardrobe fitting two days ago. And I am in the deepest gratitude. So profound, it is, I have decided to share. The brilliant costumer #Allisaswanson not only designs the pieces #harperglass will wear on this new #Netflixshow, but she carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself. I have #multiplesclerosis. I am in an exacerbation. By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix, I have a job. A wonderful job," she wrote.
The 'Cruel Intentions' actress further continued, "I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it."
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She added, "And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best. Since my diagnosis at ten thirty pm on The night of August 16, I have had love and support from my friends." Blair ended the post by stating that she is staying strong amid her diagnosis.
"I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others. And even to myself. You can’t get help unless you ask. It can be overwhelming in the beginning. You want to sleep. You always want to sleep. So I don’t have answers. You see, I want to sleep. But I am a forthcoming person and I want my life to be full somehow. I want to play with my son again. I want to walk down the street and ride my horse. I have MS and I am ok. But if you see me, dropping crap all over the street, feel free to help me pick it up. It takes a whole day for me alone. Thank you and may we all know good days amongst the challenges," she wrote.