5 Makeup Rules To Follow If You Wear Contact Lenses

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
5 makeup rules to follow if you wear contact lenses

Wearing contact lenses makes life so much easier, right? But it also comes with its share of concerns, especially if you wear eye makeup. Infections and eye irritations are common concerns among contact lens wearers, but don’t let these concerns make you go back to your glasses. Here’s how you can sport a dramatic eye look while wearing lenses without worrying about eye infections.

 

Wear your lens first

Remove contacts and then makeup

Makeup tips for contact lens - the basics   

Wearing contact lenses makes life so much easier, right? But it also comes with its share of worries, especially if you wear eye makeup. Infections and eye irritations are common concerns, but don’t let them make you go back to your glasses. Here’s how you can sport a full face of makeup with contact lenses without worrying about eye infections. 

Tips on how to wear makeup with contact lenses 

Wear your lens first  

The first rule to wearing eye makeup with contact lenses is to begin by putting on your lens first. You can then move on to applying moisturiser, followed by your makeup. Wearing lenses after applying makeup can easily transfer dirt or product left on your finger to the eyes and cause them to water. 

 

Opt for cream based products

Remove contacts and then makeup

Opt for cream-based products  

Opt for cream-based eye shadows to amp up your look and make your eyes feel comfortable. The micro-fine particles of powder eye shadow can easily get into the eyes and cause irritation. 

Switch to the Lakme Perfecting Liquid Foundation which is perfect for those with dry skin. It contains vitamin E and moisturises your skin while also being sweatproof in the face of humidity. This full-coverage foundation creates a strong base, keeps your makeup from running off and makes sure that it doesn’t get in your eye. 

 

Use waterproof eye makeup

Remove contacts and then makeup

Use waterproof eye makeup  

While buying eyeliners and mascaras choose waterproof versions as they are less likely to smudge and enter the eyes. Keep it waterproof with the Lakme 9 to 5 Black Impact Liner which has an easy grip and dries quickly so that even amateurs can use it.  

The Lakme Eyeconic Curling Mascara is waterproof as well. It is also smudge-proof and light so that you don’t have to worry about the mascara getting in your eye. It even has a smart curling brush that naturally curls your lashes and well-defines your eyes, letting your coloured lenses pop out even more. 

Apply makeup with a sponge 

Using your finger to apply makeup is not only unhygienic but it won’t give you an even finish. Instead, go for a sponge, the softness of the sponge won’t be harsh on your eyes and will also prevent the powder from going into your eyes. Also, avoid applying makeup products on the edges and inner corners of the eyelids. If you must, use a thin and fine brush. 

 

Apply makeup with a sponge or brush

Remove contacts and then makeup

Remove contacts first 

Before reaching for that makeup remover and cotton pad, wash your hands and remove your lenses. This will ensure your lenses remain clean and you can then start taking off your eye makeup without any worry. Moreover, once you’re done, don’t forget to rinse your lenses well with fresh solution to ensure that there’s no makeup debris that are caught on to the lenses. 

What colour lenses to get? 

Say that you are finally confident about wearing makeup with contact lenses. Do you want to experiment a little and get coloured ones? But are you not sure which colour to get? While confidence is the key to sporting any colour you like, let’s see some common colours that people get according to their skin tone. 

 

Remove contacts and then makeup

Remove contacts and then makeup

Fair skin tone 

Those with fair skin can pull off almost every coloured contact lens. Especially shades like grey, blue and hazel look stylish and classy at the same time. Opt for turquoise, aqua or purple when you want to make a statement and stand out in the crowd. This will also take your eye makeup up by several notches. 

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

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