Looking fabulous is a priority for many of us, but it can be a bit of a challenge for those who wear contact lenses. We know that wearing makeup while wearing contact lenses could be quite tricky, but don’t worry because we’ve got you covered! Here are some simple tips on how to put on makeup while wearing contact lenses:
Keep Your Lenses Clean
Before we dive into the actual makeup application, let’s talk about keeping your lenses clean. It’s essential to make sure your lenses are clean before applying any makeup to your face. Use a good quality contact lens cleaner to remove any dirt or debris that may be on your lenses.
Use Cream-Based Products
Cream-based makeup products are your best friend when it comes to putting on makeup while wearing contact lenses. Cream-based products tend to be less powdery than their powder counterparts and are less likely to fall into your eyes or onto your lenses. Plus, cream-based products are smoother to apply, making them ideal for precise application without irritating your eyes.
Apply Eye Makeup First
Start with your eye makeup before applying any other makeup on your face. This way, you can avoid any fallout from your eye shadows getting onto your concealer, foundation or blush. Use a fluffy brush to apply your shadows and keep your eyes open while applying.
Avoid Glitter and Pearl Eye Shadows
Glitters, pearls, and sparkles are a big no-no for those wearing contacts. These types of eye shadows can irritate your eyes and make your contact lenses uncomfortable to wear. Stick with the matte eye shadows instead.
Opt for Waterproof Mascara
Mascara can cause significant irritation if it gets into your eyes, especially when you wear contact lenses. Opt for waterproof mascara as it’s less likely to flake and run, ultimately ending up in your eyes. Just make sure you take it off thoroughly, so it doesn’t cause any damage to your lenses.
Be Careful with Eyeliner
Eyeliner can accentuate your eyes and make them pop, but it’s important to be careful when applying it. Avoid putting eyeliner on the waterline of your eyes as it can spread into your eyes and cause irritation. Instead, apply the liner on the outer edges or use a thin brush to create a precise line.
Makeup and contacts can go together seamlessly as long as you know the dos and don’ts of applying makeup while wearing contact lenses. So, follow these simple tips, and you will look and feel gorgeous every day! Remember to always prioritize your eye health and comfort when wearing contacts and applying makeup. If you experience any irritation or discomfort, remove your contacts and give your eyes a break. Consult with your eye doctor if you have any concerns or questions about wearing contacts or using makeup while wearing them.
“Can wearing contact lenses affect the way my makeup looks?”
I don’t have personal experience. But, In general, wearing contact lenses can affect the way your eye makeup looks. When applying eye makeup, it is important to ensure that the products you are using are hypoallergenic, non-irritating to the eye, and long-lasting. Contact lenses can sometimes cause eye irritation, and using makeup products that are not suitable for contact lens wearers can exacerbate this. It is also important to remove your contact lenses before removing your makeup to avoid getting any makeup residue on your lenses. Additionally, contact lenses can sometimes dry out your eyes, causing your makeup to flake or smudge. It is recommended to use eye drops or artificial tears throughout the day to keep your eyes hydrated and comfortable, which will also help your makeup last longer. Overall, it is important to choose the right makeup products and take care of your contact lenses and eyes to ensure that your makeup looks its best.