Did you know that there are many things to be aware of when wearing contact lens makeup? Comfort and beauty can actually be taken into account. In this article, we will remind you of what you need to pay attention to from three aspects: makeup steps, product selection, and usage techniques. If you can master these skills, then you won’t feel uncomfortable wearing contact lens makeup.
Contact lens makeup steps
1. Put on contact lenses first before makeup
Many people like to put on contact lenses after putting on makeup, but once you start to put on makeup, the cosmetics on your face may fall off, and if the powder falls into your eyes and you put on contact lenses, the chances of discomfort and sensitivity will greatly increase.
2. Wash your hands first before wearing contact lenses
Since there is often dust and grease on your hands, as well as the maintenance products you have just applied, these things are prone to inflammation and pain in the eyes, so be sure to wash your hands before you can wear contact lenses!
3. Remove your contact lenses first and then remove your makeup
When removing makeup, you will often rub your eyes, and the dissolved makeup will easily run into your eyes, which will easily remain on the surface of your contact lenses, making them uncomfortable and shortening their life span.
Products for contact lens make-up
1. Choose hypoallergenic or sensitive eye-specific products
Many cosmetic brands will do eye tests together with skin tests to ensure that makeup does not cause a burden on the eyes so that cosmetics are less likely to irritate the eyes and are mostly less likely to cause discomfort in use. If a makeup remover does not specifically state hypoallergenic, it is safer to choose oil-free and fragrance-free ones.
2. Use the right tools to apply makeup
When choosing a brush, the principle is that the bristles do not fall off easily and do not irritate the skin. When you need to modify your makeup, you need to use a cotton swab instead of applying it directly with your fingers to avoid accidentally rubbing the makeup into your eyes. In addition, the brush needs to be cleaned and replaced regularly, and after cleaning, you need to pay attention to whether there is completely air-dried to avoid the breeding of bacteria.
3. Pay attention to the texture of cosmetics
The cream is better than powder and glitter because it has strong adhesion and is least likely to run into the eyes. If you need to use other textures, you need to pay attention to whether it is easy to fly off the powder and to strengthen the adhesion with gentle pressing action.
Eyeliner is better than liquid eyeliner because it tends to become lumpy and flake off when it dries, and the debris tends to adhere to the mucous membrane of the eyes and even causes blockage of the tear ducts.
Choose one that does not have a fiber type and is easy to remove. Many mascaras that emphasize the slimming effect contain chemical fibers that easily flake off into the eye after drying, while those that emphasize waterproofing and oil-proofing tend to be more irritating and also prone to tear secretion.
Note: If your contact eyes are accidentally stained with cosmetics, it is important to pay extra attention to contact lens cleaning and choose to use the right contact lens maintenance solution products to thoroughly clean the lenses of dirt and grease in order to protect your sensitive eyes!
Contact lens makeup tips
1. Apply makeup gently
When using powder puffs or brushes, remember to move gently and slowly, as hard tapping can easily disperse the powder into the eyes. As long as you grasp the principle of “press” and “apply”, you can not only fix the makeup but also avoid pulling to cause skin burden.
2. Use small areas instead of large movements
Many people like the smoothness of a stroke when putting on eyeliner, but sometimes too fast and too big movements may irritate the eyes and make it easy to secrete tears. You can slowly draw the desired line with a dot or a short 2-3mm line, which will not burden the eyes and reduce the chance of cosmetics running into the eyes.