Makeup – this is one thing that all women love. Every one of us has own her ritual of getting even more beautiful than she is by using all kind of cosmetic products. But some of us are not that lucky. Why, you are asking? Because some women have a sensitive skin around the eyes. I mean even more sensitive than we all normally do. For them, cosmetic products may be like a coke for a hypertensive person – it causes them more harm than good.
How can makeup affect a person with sensitive skin around eyes? Well, they can experience rather quite unpleasant symptoms like: watery eyes, itching, bloodshot eyes and even glassy eyes. The global look would be that of extremely tired eyes, which is the opposite result of what makeup is supposed to do. Next, we thought about giving you a list with our suggestions for each product needed to a perfect makeup, chosen especially for those who may have problems with sensitive eyes and skin.
Before naming any marks it will be useful to list some pieces of advice that you should follow when choosing one. First of all, consult a dermatologist or an allergist, or both, so you will learn exactly to what ingredients your skin reacts. Then, do not look for the cheapest products – the expensive ones are more indicated because they contain ingredients of a better quality. Before actually buying the cosmetics ask for a test sample that you should apply on your hand. Just wait for a while to see if you feel any itching or burning sensation. Buy only hypoallergenic or natural products meant for sensitive eyes. Always read the package for the ingredients – if you find anything you know you are allergic too, do not buy that product. Also, try changing your cosmetics once in three months so you will be sure there will no problems with them.
Let’s start with the mascara. As for marks, women with sensitive eye have recommended the following products: Almay Get Up & Grow Mascara, Long-Wear mascara from Bobbi Brown, Flawless Definition Mascara from Bare Escentuals/Bare Minerals. All these are hypoallergenic products, made up with fewer chemicals as possible.
For a nice and hypoallergenic eye shadow you should try out: Physicians Formula Baked Collection Eyeshadow, Baked Gingersnap, 0.07 Ounce. You can use this one either dry or wet, if you want it to last longer. They come in different colors and can also be used by contact lens wearers.
There are also primers made especially for those with sensitive eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion for example – it creates a strong barrier between the mascara and your eyes, and it also helps colors last longer.
For some pure pigments we recommend Pure Cosmetic Pigments from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics – they can be used by themselves or mixed into other cosmetics.
If you are a pragmatic person you would probably love this product. It is like all in one – you can use it as highlighter, bronzer, eye shadow and/or blush. I am talking about Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer, Blush & Eye Shadow also from Physicians Formula.
Now, after all that makeup, you need a makeup remover for your sensitive eyes. Try out these ones: Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads and those from Bioderma. Bioderma has also a wide range of cosmetics designed especially for sensitive eyes and skin.
I hope you find our recommendations helpful, and if some of these products do not work for you, please remember – every person has her own skin problems and reacts to a certain ingredient.