As you know, beauties, I am a “four-eyes”, and eyeglasses are the big part of my everyday life. But sometimes, when it comes to “look perfect” I avoid to wear the eyeglasses and it’s time for contact lenses. So today I will post the article with the best tips for wearing makeup and contact lenses that is written for my blog by Kim Beasley, a freelance writer and aspiring author. She is a certified esthetician and spends the majority of her time working as a makeup artist in the film industry. She contributes to several blogs and enjoys sharing her advice with others. I hope these tips will help those who wear contact lenses for vision correction as well as for color contacts' lovers.
Contact lenses are an excellent way to modify your look regardless of whether or not you have poor vision. For eyeglass wearers, contact lenses offer the freedom to wear other eye wear and comfortably wear makeup. For those who don’t have to wear corrective eye wear, contact lenses provide the opportunity for them to change their eye color to match their makeup or coordinate with an outfit. However, it’s important to correctly apply your makeup, particularly products created for the eyes, so that your eyes are adequately protected.
There are certain precautions that must be taken in order to ensure the safety of your eyes and vision, including putting on your lenses before applying your makeup, avoiding certain mascaras and eyeliners, and choosing the right moisturizer. In addition, contact wearers should use makeup products that are made specifically for those who wear lenses. For instance, use makeup items that are hypoallergenic, ophthalmologist-tested for contact lenses, or are safe for contact lens wearers and those with sensitive eyes. It’s also important that those who wear contacts should be aware of what chemicals are in their makeup and whether or not it contains harmful by-products that could destroy their lenses or harm their eyes. I found a helpful guide here for wearing makeup with contact lenses and below are a few makeup products that are safe for both your eyes and lenses.
It can be a bit of a challenge to find eye makeup that is safe for eyes and contact lenses, and there is an array of makeup products that you should stay away from if you are a contact wearer. For instance, you should avoid applying oil-based makeup products around the eyes as they can irritate or even ruin contact lenses. It’s also best to steer clear of lash-extending mascara, which has fibers that can aggravate the eyes, and waterproof mascara, which is often difficult to remove with just water and may stain your contact lenses. Remember to only use two light coats of mascara in order to prevent flaking particles from getting stuck underneath the lenses and stay away from fake eyelashes as the glue used to apply the lashes may come in contact with the lenses, bothering or destroying them. And, of course, always remember to wash your hands before you touch your contacts or your eyes.
Although you may think that eyeliner, eye shadow, and mascara are the only makeup items that can be harmful to your contact lens, other products that you put on your face could cause problems and be detrimental for your lenses. When wearing contacts, you should use oil-free moisturizer and a water-based, hypoallergenic liquid foundation from manufacturers like Almay as creamy makeup can bother your eyes. You should also use pressed powder over loose powder, remembering to avoid the eye area, and apply powders with your eyes shut. Make sure your makeup brushes are high quality brushes with bristles that don’t easily break off. Don’t forget to handle your contact lenses with clean hands that are free of hand cream that can leave a film on your lenses.
I hope these tips are helpful to you, if you have any questions - just ask! ;)*Guest Post by Kim Beasley, certified esthetician, makeup artist in the film industry