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Any recommendations? I can't find any that don't either make my eyes water madly or make my look like a panda by lunch time.
The last one I had was clinique which the lady assured me would stay on all day long without smudging (it did) and wouldn't hurt my eyes (OK so it was better than most but I still got painfully watery eyes).
I'd really love to find one I can wear on a daily basis as I haven't worn mascara now for a year
I looked into this but apparently they don't make much difference other than looking a bit darker, so it doesn't do enough as if you wore mascara IYKWIM. Looks to be expensive without much difference as my eyelashes are dark already.
I have this problem - I also get painful eyelids where the stuff touches them. It's weird and annoying (and before anyone asks, no, it's not dirty brushes. It happens with stuff straight out of the box too).
I haven't found one that works so my solution is usually just to put it on the tip of the lashes - unless you have super fair eye lashes you can get away with just brushing the top half which has desired effect as long as you don't overload the lashes.
You still get some in your eyes when taking it off, but you can wash it out more easily.
I find Clinique "naturally glossy" mascara is one of the only ones that doesn't irritate my eyes. Steer clear of anything with fibres in it (the lengthening ones often have little fibres that stick to your eyelashes to make them look longer). L'Oreal is terrible for being irritating IMO. Maybelline slightly better.
i've tried maybeline, l'oreal, no 7, almay, bourjour, clinique, body shop and chanel then i ran out of patience and money . the clinique one the lady behind the counter told me was best for staying put/sensitivity was lash effect i think
Try Chantecaille mascara,it is expensive but is designed to last a lot longer than most (& safely,most are dry or yucky quickly). It can be either natural or built up to a very full lash. It contains Rose oil to condition the lashes & doesn't flake or leave lashes brittle. Chantecaille is skin care based makeup.
well you use warm water and it comes off really easily but you do have to wash your face with water ( which cd be a problem if you only use a cream cleanser) but there is a lot less dragging the eye are with this mascara.
It is a sort of rubbery consistency rather than an oil or water based mascara and i think that makes it much less of an irritant. It sounds a lot weirder than it is and makeup artists have been using it for years on actors who react to other mascaras.
rambling dr hauschka is my favourite brand of all time - I use all their skincare stuff. Thing is the reviews on the mascara say it smudges really quickly/easily. Does the clinique one smudge at all? I'm quite hard on my eyes and seem to get panda eyes with most mascaras quite easily
funnily enough jenny no make up counter lady has ever offered to try mascara on me first. Infact the clinique lady who had attitude told me not to get an eyeliner once and she wasn't able to try any on me . I've always been a bit at testing mascara as I thought they used the same wand for everyone [boak] but if they use disposable then that's an excellent option