Hi. I wear lenses almost every day because my prescription means I can’t see a thing without them! I do wear glasses too, but I feel more like me with lenses plus they make it so much easier to pile on the eye makeup. From picking the best daily lenses to the mascara formulas to avoid, I’m sharing Makeup Tips For Contact Lens Wearers.
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Use Daily Lenses
I switched to daily contact lenses two years ago, and honestly haven’t looked back. I used to get concealer on my monthly lenses and then end up having to try and scrub it out… Foundation and shadow can get onto lenses really easily, and it’s hard to cleanse them thoroughly to give you crystal clear vision. Daily lenses are the way to go if you’re a lover of makeup. I use 1-day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism – if you don’t need contact lenses for astigmatism there are plenty of other options, such as Focus Dailies. They’re ideal for those who suffer from dry eyes because there’s less build-up of proteins/grime in the lens and then less irritation for eyes. I managed to have a really bad eye infection two years ago, and the optometrist recommend I switched to dailies. I get my daily lenses from Vision Direct because they’re easy to order from, cheaper than the high street and they do next day delivery. The dream.
Put Lenses In Before Makeup
I have to put in my lenses before makeup because otherwise I wouldn’t be able to see my hand in front of my face but it’s so much easier! Putting lenses in before makeup means you won’t get moisturiser/spf/foundation transferring onto your lenses. Oh and always make sure to wash your hands well before going anywhere near you eyes.
Keep Liner Out Of The Lashline
The worst thing for a contact lens wearer? Cloudy vision whilst the lens is in your eye. I find using black liner in the waterline always ends up smudging over my lenses, so I tend to avoid. The lid that touches your eye has all the oil glands in it, so blocking it with makeup leads to dry eyes and grubby lenses. A classic cat flick on the lid is great, but keeping product out of the eyes is so much better.
Replace Eye Makeup Often
I always chuck mascaras away after about 6 weeks, because they are a harbour for bacteria! Seeing years-old mascaras makes me cry inside a little bit. There’s always a new mascara to try anyway… With mascara, air can easily get inside the tube so that it can lead to germs and eye infections. Plus, old mascara goes clumpy and then lead to makeup getting in the eyes. Also, never share eye makeup (not that you would)!