Contact lenses and make-up: our advice
For some time now, contact lenses have been more than just a visual aid. They are also a fashion accessory for all those who do not want to or cannot wear glasses.
So it's only natural that you want to show off your eyes! However, as a contact lens wearer, there are a few important rules to follow.
Before applying make-up, the first step is to wash your hands with a neutral soap or a suitable disinfectant. This will prevent irritation.
During the make-up process, avoid contact with the contact lens so as not to damage or contaminate it.
You should apply all your make-up very carefully. To avoid irritation or damage to the lenses, buy products that are anti-allergic or specially designed for contact lenses. It is important to note that perfumes in particular can damage contact lenses.
Liquid or cream eye shadow can cause discomfort if they come into contact with lenses, so use a powder eye shadow first.
Nowadays, all mascaras are available in waterproof versions. However, do not use aggressive mascaras, such as reconstructive and regenerative mascara as the fibres in these mascaras can fall into the eye after drying, damaging contact lenses and irritating the eye.
Eyeliner, blush, and false eyelashes - How to safely apply them?
For your eyeliner :
If you want to use it on your upper eyelid, apply it above your lashes.
If you want to use it on your lower eyelid, apply it below your lash line.
This ensures that no coloured or oily substances penetrate the tear film.
We also advise against false eyelashes, as the glue used can damage lenses.
When applying powder or blush, you should keep your eyes closed so that nothing can get into your eyes. The same applies when applying hairspray, deodorant, or perfume. This prevents eye irritation.
At the end of the day, you will want to remove your make-up. To do this, we strongly advise you follow the order outlined below:
Wash your hands thoroughly with clean water
Remove your make-up
All these tips and tricks help protect your eyes from irritation and infection.
Of course, don't use outdated products either, keep your make-up dry and cool and use products suitable for contact lens wearers if possible.