You can say good-bye to the era of glasses that bothered you so many times. Wearing contact lenses instead, is a very practical choice that allows you to show off your beautiful eyes and eyelashes. There is nothing that would distract the attention from your gorgeous features and you can enjoy the freedom to play with countless makeup styles that highlight your eyes. Although, wearing makeup with contact lenses can be a little bit difficult. Check out our guidelines and learn how to apply makeup correctly when you are wearing contact lenses!
Before starting to apply makeup, always make sure that you have cleaned your face and your hands properly. It is a very important step, because if you have cream or other impurities on your hands, your eyes may easily get irritated and you may end up with serious infections. Removing foreign bodies from your hands and face is a must, especially if you have sensitive eyes.
The next important step is to insert the contact lenses before putting any makeup on your face. This way you can avoid to smear your makeup when you are trying to apply the lenses and what is even more important, you will see more clearly what you are doing.
The best option is to choose hypoallergenic, oil-free products that won’t cause eye irritations and are easier to remove. Apply a light moisturizer on your face but stay away from heavy creams around the eye area as they can ruin your makeup and may smudge your contact lenses.
As for foundation, our advice is to go for lighter textured products, such as water based makeup foundations. These are great, because they will not leave marks or films on your contact lenses.
Apply your face powder carefully, with your eyes closed, in order to avoid any particles entering your eyes or getting under the lenses. It is also essential to remove all the excess from the eye area.
If you are wearing contact lenses, liquid or cream eye shadows or pressed powder eye shadows are perfect choices. Powder can easily fall into your eyes and may cause irritations. However if you would like to use loose powder eye shadows it is better to mix them with a little water before applying them over your eyelids with a sponge.
Instead of a lash-extending mascara, which contains fibers, opt for a waterproof, hypoallergenic mascara and apply it carefully, without getting too close to the base of your eyelashes.
Soft, waterproof eye pencils are better options than liquid eyeliners. In order not to smear your contact lenses and avoid irritations, make sure you never use eye pencil in the inside area of your eyelids.
If you want to use hairspray, always use it before applying your lenses or if you have to use it afterwards, make sure you keep your eyes closed while using the hairspray and for a few seconds after you have finished it.
Before going to bed, always take out your contact lenses first, then remove your makeup with water based makeup remover and dampened cotton pads. Remember that your hands have to be perfectly clean and dry when you are handling the contact lenses.
Pay attention to keep your lenses away from getting in contact with nail polishes, nail polish removers, eyelash cements and any types of perfumes as they can seriously damage the material of your lenses.
As a contact lens wearer, by following our simple and practical advices, you can learn how to apply makeup correctly in order to avoid the possibility of eye irritations, eye infections and lens damages. Handling your lenses with care, highlight your eyes with a beautiful makeup and get ready to shine this evening.