Selma Blair gives fans the most relatable makeup tutorial

By Meaghan Wray

Selma Blair has given fans a sneak peek inside her makeup routine! On Sunday (March 31), the celebrated actress took to Instagram to share a quick beauty tutorial and brought some laughter to her viewers at the same time.

In the video, the 46-year-old can be seen lifting a large fluffy makeup brush to her face, and swishing it around on her skin before declaring the look complete. Selma captioned the hilarious post: “I couldn’t make this get onto my ig story cause... I don’t know. But here is my solution to applying makeup with a lack of fine motor skills. #laugh and feel free to reapply my makeup. #makeuptutorial#real.”

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Just before sharing, she took to her Instagram stories to explain why doing her own makeup isn’t always easy. “My fine motor skills aren’t like fine at the moment, so I just wanna say I’m gonna probably give a mek up tutorial… never,” Selma joked. “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… So MS people, brush big, bronzer, there, done, stop, bye.”

Back in February, the former Anger Management star was shot for Vanity Fair, wearing a stunning multi-coloured gown and a cape fastened around her neck, which Selma accessorized with a cane she uses to help her walk. It clearly touched the lives of her fans who also have multiple sclerosis, one of whom commented on the cover photo: “I don’t think people believe what we go through, and often times, they think we are making it up.”

The tutorial comes in the wake of Selma’s multiple sclerosis diagnosis, which she disclosed to her fanbase in October 2018 with a heartfelt post thanking her costumer, Allisa Swanson, for helping her during fittings. The post read: “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 #Netflix show , 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.” Selma went on to thank friends like Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. for their support since her August 2018 diagnosis. In the post, she also said she had lived with the symptoms for years before getting an official label for them.

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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 #Netflix show , 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. 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 . 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 , especially @jaime_king @sarahmgellar @realfreddieprinze @tarasubkoff . My producers #noreenhalpern who assured me that everyone has something. #chrisregina #aaronmartin and every crew member... thank you. 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. And the biggest thanks to @elizberkley who forced me to see her brother #drjasonberkley who gave me this diagnosis after finding lesions on that mri. I have had symptoms for years but was never taken seriously until I fell down in front of him trying to sort out what I thought was a pinched nerve. I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least. And I am relieved to at least know. And share.  my instagram family... you know who you are.

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