If worn incorrectly the two can lead to irritation, redness, itchiness and even infection, potentially causing lasting damage to your eyes. The key to wearing makeup and contact lenses successfully is to maintain proper eye-hygiene and to be mindful of the products you use in your eye area. Here are five beauty tips that could help:
Put your lenses in before starting your beauty routine
Whether you’re putting on a full face of makeup or simply applying your facial moisturiser after a shower, always wash your hands and then put your lenses in first. If you put your lenses in after you put on your products, then even after washing your hands it is likely that you will still have some makeup product or moisturiser residue on your fingers which will then transfer onto your lenses.
2. Avoid glitter and loose powder makeup
Loose powdery makeup and products that contain glitter can easily fall from the eye area into your eye. Ordinarily, your tears and natural eye lubrication would do a pretty good job of removing any makeup that falls into your eyes, but with lenses, it is easier for powder or glitter to get stuck, causing irritation. Glitter, in particular, can be very sharp, scratching the surface of the eye and potentially causing ulceration.