The most common beauty conundrum is the idea of makeup for women who wear contact lenses. This is because the quickest way to irritate your eyes or dirty your contacts is with a fleck of makeup. Ophthalmologists recognize eye makeup to be the most common source of problem for the contact lens wearers. But does this mean we need to compromise on our love for makeup? The answer is NO!
It is possible to keep a check on your Anesthesia eye lenses without compromising on your glittery shadows and mascaras. Knowing which cosmetics to pick and learning to apply eye makeup correctly brings about all the difference. Hold on to your brushes and let’s begin!
Wear contact lenses before the makeup
It is very much possible to have traces of foundation or glitters of your eye shadow being left on your hands after applying the makeup. And with makeup in your hand, there are more chances or eye irritation or lenses getting dirty. Its always safe to wash your hands with a good hand cleanses and pat it dry to wear the lenses before applying the makeup. It ensures you have squeaky clean hands and have worn your contact lenses correctly.
Pick oil-free makeup products
The oil in the moisturizers, creams, etc can make their way through the natural shape of skin and enter the eyes. While it might not make your eye irritated or itching, but it shall turn the vision hazy. Of course, leading to you fiddling with the lenses again. Pick up quality oil-free products like matte primers, and foundations to lightly pigmented shadows and eyeliners. With no oil and tendency to dry faster, these shall save from an unforeseen contact with the eye.
Keep makeup away from eye ledge
The inner waterline of the eye that stays in contact with the eyeballs is called the eye ledge. This is the area that touches the oil glands. With makeup around this zone, there are brighter chances of lens getting dirty, dry eyes and sties. Stick to applying makeup right after the eyelashes. Think of eyelashes as the border of makeup. Avoiding tight line makeup shall help you save from itchy or watery eyes.
Choose your mascara wisely
Lash extending, waterproof or fiber mascaras, although, fabulous for sultry eyes, are prone to producing micro-flakes that can get into the eyes and get stuck under the lens. While its best to avoid using mascaras for the safety of the eyes, here are some aspects you should look into.
- Choose a volumizing hypo-allergenic and oil-free mascara only
- Avoid applying the mascara from the roots
- Handle the brush well to avoid any injuries
- Avoid wearing extension lashes
- Clean the mascara only after taking off the lenses
Pick some lid wipes
Lid wipes are used for cleaning the inner eyelids, waterline or any makeup residue so that the lid is not irritated. While it is mostly recommended for the patients who suffer from blepharitis or eyelash dandruff, it is safe to have one handy and clean the eyelids when wearing heavy makeup. Clean eye with lid wipes to ensure that when you wear heavy makeup or remove them, nothing gets in contact with the eyes.
No matter if you are wearing Bella color contact lenses or daily lenses, using safety makeup tricks helps you wear contact lenses safely without compromising on your love for makeup!