ARISE, a line of beauty products for arthritic hands

Speaking to adults with arthritis who were still proactive in exercise and pain management, the overall frustration lay in the loss of ability to do things they once enjoyed. Arise provides simple solutions to empower people with arthritis by giving back their ability to put on a little makeup everyday.

“ A little makeup makes everyone feel better.” - Barbara

Approaching several people and concentrating on one enabled the design space to reach a higher focus, producing physical objects to embody a non-physical concept, empowerment.

Cosmetics have long been transformative tools, with the power to build confidence. Makeup is a part of Barbara's daily routine that she does not want to lose or need assistance doing. 

Nail polish

  • form provides grip security
  • magnets open bottle without painful twisting
  • interior form squeezes the right amount of liquid on brush, (no need to use bottle to wipe off access) 


  • form provides grip security
  • magnets open eyeliner cap  without painful twisting
  • liquid eyeliner provides continuous ink, eliminating the need to sharpen pencil


  • form provides grip security
  • magnets open lipstick cap without painful twisting
  • differential mechanism inside provides lipstick to turn up and down without painful turning
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