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Why is your foundation in your eye? I have very sensitive eyes, I use No7 sensitive eyes mascara and liquid eyeliner on my upper lid, pencil liner gets into my eyes and hurts whereas the liquid one doesn't touch anywhere other than the exterior. I don't do smokey eyes as this rubs it into them. I don't use glittery eyeshadow for the same reason. Pigment is good because you need less than straightforward eyeshadow.
I'm the same - I find putting drops in first before makeup helps - hyloforte really good. Then I use a mineral powder foundation with four ingredients Mineral hygienics and just take it slightly under the eye but not into the lashline. I use Loreal voluminous mascara - only one that doesn't irritate me but actually looks dramatic - Clinique don't irritate but might as well not bother for the colour payoff.
Op do your products contain silicones? I find they irritate my eyes something rotten but it can be difficult to go without them entirely as they seem to be in most cosmetics including a lot of moisturisers, serums and primers. I'd give it a week silicone-free and see if there is any improvement.
@coalwife really hard to recommend because everyone's sensitivity is different. If you want eyeshadow try asking for a proper test at makeup counters.
I have the same problem which started with an allergy to Touche Eclat. It affected mainly one eye which would be sore, water and then underneath would swell and go red. It was really unpleasant. I've had it again recently with a foundation, which wasn't that close to my eyes and believe anything described as illuminating is a culprit.
I use Hyloforte drops, but don't find them a great marriage with eye makeup to be honest unless I have time to wait a fair while before application. I'm sticking to just mascara, a bit of blusher and lipstick for now, except the odd occasion and am using La Roche-Posay Respectissime Volume mascara.
I'm also being a lot more frequent and thorough with cleaning all makeup brushes.
I've got a similar issue, and have pared down my skincare and makeup to the bare minimum. I'm only now slowly re-introducing products one by one. That way I can tell which products cause the most issues. Clinique take the day off balm and Simple oil cleansers are ok. I've found a moisturizer (Hawaiian tropic silky touch) and foundation that seem ok (bourjouis healthy serum). But even this I can't take round my eyes. An Avon mascara seems ok. Im going with a strong lipstick for now, rather than focusing on the eyes. And big earrings as an attempt at a distraction! I'm using eye drops and eye gel drops on the advice of my optician. That really helps. Might be worth popping in to your local optician too? Hope you find something that works for you.
Don't the eye drops make the prob worse by encouraging the makeup to run into your eyes? I use waterproof mascara and eyeliner (lrp or maybelline, renewing regularly). No moisturiser, serum, sunscreen near the eyes.