How To Apply Makeup When Wearing Contact Lenses

The contact lenses are the only “salvation” for the millions of people who don’t want to wear glasses. If you wear contacts lenses not long ago, you should give yourself enough time to get used to them, you should know how to take care of them, how to apply your makeup etc.

The most important thing you should know is that you should always insert your lenses before applying makeup. Cleanse your face and make sure your hands are clean and dry before inserting the contact lenses.

 Avoid applying hand cream on your hands before handling your lenses because any residue from lotions, soaps, or cream may stick to the contact lens, causing an eye irritation. Always use unscented and oil-free cosmetics because they are difficult to remove from your fingers and from your skin. Choose a light face cream or moisturizer, the heavy once could melt and smear the lenses.

Apply powder with care and make sure you have removed the excess powder around the eyes. Creams and liquid gel eye shadows are more appropriate to use for those who wear contact lenses. Powder shadows can cause particles to fall into the eye and onto the lens, causing an eye irritation. Apply the eye shadows using a sponge in place of a brush. When applying mascara apply it lightly and distant from the base of the lashes. Choose waterproof mascara without alcohol.

Apply one thin coat and allow it to dry before applying the second coat. Do not apply eyeliner to the inner rim of the eye as this may cause irritation and lens smearing. Use waterproof and soft eyeliner rather that a liquid one. Always remove the contact lenses before removing the makeup in the evening. When removing your contact lenses be sure that your hands are clean and dry. Use a water based makeup remover and apply it with a pad. Dont use harsh products.

Useful Beauty Tips:

◦always keep your hands clean before inserting or removing your contact lenses

◦keep all your makeup applicators /brushes/ and containers clean

◦to minimize the risk of eye infection, replace all your makeup products every 6 months

◦never use heavy creams or moisturizers around the eyes as these could melt and smear the lenses

◦never wear makeup if your eyes are infected, swollen or red

◦never share your makeup with other people

◦never share your contact lenses with other people

◦never wear false lashes

◦replace cosmetics every six months to avoid irritation and infection