How to Apply Makeup While Wearing Contact Lenses?

Ralph Waldo Emerson very rightly said, “One of the most wonderful things in nature is a glance of the eye; it transcends speech; it is the bodily symbol of identity.” Eye is considered to be an integral party of one’s beauty and we at times completely ignoring taking care of it. The unhygienic environment around us along with inevitable aging deteriorates the beauty of eye unless we make a conscious effort to take care of it. Here are few healthy tips on how to apply makeup with contact lenses on!

  1. Always apply cosmetics after you insert your lenses. Apply eye make-up sparingly and take care not to soil or damage a lens. Apply eye make-up on the outer lid margin only, not the inside.
  2. Use Eye make-up that has been specially formulated to be oil and fragrance free. Use a non-oily mascara which is water-proof to prevent flaking and excessive smudging. Mascara with lash-building fibres should be avoided.
  3. Replace mascara and eyeliner products very three to six months to avoid contamination.
  4. Avoid eye shadow that is powder. Use only gel, liquid or cream. Never use eye shadow that is frosted or iridescent. These may contain oyster shells or mica.
  5. Do not use eyeliner that is directly drawn on the rim of the eye. Keep all eyeliner pencils sharp enough so the wood doesn’t scratch the surface of the eye.
  6. Remove the lenses before removing eye make up all make-up daily with an oily-free remover.

Random Tip: How to achieve the smoky eyes effect-

  • Use a highlighter pencil right under the eyebrow, with a wider sweep. near the end, right on the bone. Blend. Emphasing the natural curves of your eye, use silver eye-shadow on the lid and inner corner, and a deeper gray on the socket crease, outer corner and near the lashes.
  • Whip out the eyeliner and redefine the shape of your eye by making the line narrower in the inner corner and wider in the outer corner, to give it an upward slanting, almond shape.”