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Can one here with ridiculously sensitive eyes recommend a mascara?

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LeoandBoosmum Sun 15-Feb-15 11:12:56

Can't even try waterproof but 99.9% off stuff bothers me (ocular rosacea and while no allergies the derm said I am hypersensitive) and my current one has been dc'd (thankfully, I have a few to keep me going for now). If I leave mascara off I get other allergic type symptoms and my eyes feel sore and itchy (even antihistamines don't help) it's a matter of finding 'The One'!
I don't really care about the price at this stage...just finding something (especially as I have invisible lashes!) I can't tolerate dyeing either (just in case anyone suggests that option).

Thanks ladies smile

nowitsenough Sun 15-Feb-15 11:37:44

Have you tried Dr Hauschka?

Cuppatea14 Sun 15-Feb-15 11:52:40

Try trish Mcevoy maybe. It's a tubing mascara, which means it washes off in little 'tubes' of mascara rather than smushing off and getting in your eyes. Also means it stays put during the day. It's very pricey but brilliant.

midnightmoomoo Sun 15-Feb-15 11:59:08

Try Clinique Naturally Glossy mascara, it's not waterproof but it stays put all day and doesn't irritate.

Kundry Sun 15-Feb-15 12:01:03

Have you tried tubing mascara? Lots of price points, is effectively waterproof. Boots No7 is nice.

Gunpowder Sun 15-Feb-15 12:11:55

Lancôme Hypnose is ok for me, but not the waterproof or the 'Doll Eyes' version.

Have tried and can't wear: Chanel, maybelline, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Estée Lauder, YSL, Benefit, collection 2000.

Hope you find one that's ok!

Gunpowder Sun 15-Feb-15 12:12:46

I've never been able to wear tubing mascara, but maybe just weird!

QueenJulian Sun 15-Feb-15 15:50:07

I'd second the Boots No 7 tubing one in the gold case. I can't wear 'normal' mascaras anymore but this one is fine (and better than blinc which flakes on me).

Rosebag Sun 15-Feb-15 15:55:16

I am like this and for years used Almay which I had to get my sister to send from the US or found it on Amazon. It's very hard to get hold of in the uk. Then a few years ago we went on a cruise and I had forgotten my mascara! I went to the (very upmarket) ships shopping deck and the girl on the Estée Lauder counter said I should try the Double Wear mascara, and she'd refund me if I reacted. Amazingly it was fine and I now use this with no problem.

MoustacheofRonSwanson Sun 15-Feb-15 16:02:04

Real Purity Mascara here no chemicals so no reaction and no alcohol so no stinging

Kundry Sun 15-Feb-15 16:18:03

No chemicals?!? If it had no chemicals it wouldn't exist. It's not even honest about what is in it - 'pure plants extracts' - what plants? why are they in there?

MoustacheofRonSwanson Sun 15-Feb-15 17:02:43

Kundry you know exactly what I meant so stop being a dick.

Kundry Sun 15-Feb-15 17:31:21

No, you were being a dick by claiming natural = no chemicals = safe. It means nothing of the sort and clearly you know it.

MoustacheofRonSwanson Sun 15-Feb-15 19:23:04

Kundry I may have been, in your opinion, incorrect or inaccurate, but I wasn't being a dick i.e. deliberately being arsey and goady.

noddyholder Sun 15-Feb-15 19:24:50

Remember this is a thread about mascara wink

hauntedhenry Sun 15-Feb-15 19:50:45

Noddy grin

I use Dior (the one in the fat tube, non waterproof). It's the only one which doesn't make my eyes feel itchy and tired.

Gunpowder Sun 15-Feb-15 19:53:56


OsloGin Sun 15-Feb-15 20:06:03

I second tubing mascara. I have dry eyes and it's the only thing that I can bear.

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