Article by Lens.com.
Summary: Makeup can actually be dangerous if it gets caught in the eyes. Proper cleaning techniques and application should always be emphasized.
Contact lenses have become a popular alternative to eyeglasses. Thanks to technological advancement, there are new types of contacts that offer different functions. However, while wearing them, you will have to be more careful about your makeup routine. Here are some tips on how you can safely put on your makeup without causing harm or damage to the eyes.
Purchase Safe Makeup
Because you’re wearing contact lenses, you’ll want to choose your makeup more vigilantly. Unsafe makeup can result in irritation of the eye, infections, or damaged contact lenses.
The next time you’re shopping for contact lenses, you’ll want to find oil-free makeup. Oil-based makeup products can naturally spread around the face and can blur your contact lenses. Liquid eyeliner is also highly recommended and has become a safer alternative than a standard pencil liner. The pressure applied from these liners can increase the risk of damaging your eyes and can create a pocket of bacteria that can cause a significant infection if not care for correctly.
There are a number of different mascara products to choose from but you’ll want to keep an eye out for one that doesn’t clump. If it does manage to flake off, it can irritate your eyes and damage your contact lenses. Loose powder makeup can also get lodged in your eyes irritate them. In most cases, creams are what you want to purchase, but if you are looking for something else, a pressed powder is another safe alternative that you can purchase.
How to Safely Apply Your Makeup
When you’re applying makeup, it’s important to be careful when putting it anywhere near your eyes. With your contacts one, you’ll want to always be safe. The smallest bit of makeup that gets caught in your eyes can lead to a dangerous infection, especially if they are justify untreated.