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
- Opt for cream based products
- Use waterproof eye makeup
- Apply makeup with a sponge or brush
- Remove contacts and then makeup
Wear your lens first
The first rule to wearing eye makeup for contact lens wearers is to begin by putting on your lens first. You can then move on to applying moisturiser, followed by your makeup. Wearing lens post 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
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 eye irritation.
Use waterproof eye makeup
While buying eyeliners and mascaras choose water proof versions as they are less likely to smudge and enter the eyes. Also, avoid applying makeup products on the edges and inner areas of the eyelids.
Apply makeup with a sponge or brush
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.
Remove contacts and then makeup
Before reaching for that makeup remover and cotton pad, wash your hands and remove your lenses. This will ensure your lenses remain clean and eye makeup comes off easily.