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Sensitive eyes ruined my night!!!

(14 Posts)
coalwife Sat 10-Feb-18 15:40:43

I have really sensitive eyes and even foundations makes my eyes especially my left eye, water and sting. Then my nose runs and my fave is a mess.

Please recommend lots of lovely make up for sensitive skin and eyes please. Thanks x

Foggymist Sat 10-Feb-18 16:13:10

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.

coalwife Sat 10-Feb-18 16:36:38

Foggy that's to illustrate how sensitive they are. Even putting foundation on my skin near my eye irritates them

RiskIt4Biscuit Sat 10-Feb-18 17:01:15

Have you tried Clinique? I think they are supposed to be great for sensitive skin and eyes.

coalwife Sat 10-Feb-18 18:00:20

Yes their foundation irritated them too. I found a site which sells obscure brands but don't know how good they are. Any one tried Origins?

JMAngel1 Sat 10-Feb-18 18:14:48

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.

arousingcheer Sat 10-Feb-18 18:49:35

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.

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Sat 10-Feb-18 18:55:46

@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.

coalwife Sat 10-Feb-18 19:43:11

Thank you all for the advice. Gonna get the eye drops tomorrow and try it. I have never even considered drops. I'll also thin out my brush collection and clean them more often.

AuntyElle Sat 10-Feb-18 19:47:58

NatOrigin mascara is great, all of their products are designed to be as non irritating as possible:

opalmum Sat 10-Feb-18 20:58:59

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.

Foggymist Sat 10-Feb-18 21:56:38

I deliberately keep foundation away from my eyes for this reason. I also use drops, I forgot that. I put them in before and then bring them out with me.

Elledorado Sun 11-Feb-18 11:46:37

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.

Lucked Sun 11-Feb-18 11:53:39

Rather than a liquid foundation how about a more solid one like max factor facefinity which is more like a powder and applied with a pad not a brush so it is very cotrollled and doesn't run.

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