Help! I’ve tried so many different eye makeup products, but they still irritate my eyes. We know what you mean. Makeup is a part of how we express ourselves and these products emphasize our beauty. Sometimes our cosmetic choices, however, contain perfumes and other ingredients we are allergic to. For those of us who have sensitive eyes, we have to find those products that are more gentle, natural and not irritating as well. Eye makeup that is free of fragrance, approved by Ophthalmologists and also hypoallergenic, are our best friends. Here are the 6 best makeup brands for sensitive eyes that are also easy to find.
Clinique’s mission is to make the best products for everyone. This is particularly true with their eye cosmetics line because it is Ophthalmologist tested; works well with sensitive eyes; and, eyes that have contact lenses. We are talking about a wide range of choices from kohl liners that are waterproof; mascara that doesn’t sting; color surge eye shadow palettes; and, eye creams that are safe and easy to use. Their Take the Day Off Eye Makeup Remover Stick is also one of the most convenient products you can have; especially when you travel overnight. It has all the benefits of their Take The Day Off™ Cleansing Balm, but it’s in a slim, twist-up stick!
The Almay brand began back in the 1930s when a chemist wanted to create better products for has wife who had delicate skin. Together, he and a dermatologist formulated a beauty line that was pure and gentle enough for his wife to use every day. Their hypoallergenic eyeshadows, mascara and eyeliner are perfect for sensitive eyes and work well for contact lens wearers also. The thing we love about Almay’s eye shadows is that they are expertly coordinated palettes that perfectly enhance your eyes. This is because whether you have brown, blue, hazel or green eyes, they have the right color palette combination that heightens the beauty of your eye color the best.
3. Physicians Formula
Physicians Formula products were also created for someone who had sensitive skin. They never allow fragrance, PABA or any of the other 100+ known skin irritants into anything they make. This is why their eye makeup line is also considered natural and organic. Their Argan Wear™Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Mascara is a unique product because not only do you get a complete intensive oil treatment for your lashes every time you use it; but, it also contains 100% Pure Argan Oil which is one of the most nourishing and conditioning ingredients you can find. In Morocco, this oil is very precious and they use it as a dietary supplement, to heal wounds, for rash relief and also to nourish the hair and skin.
4. Tarte Cosmetics
Tarte Cosmetics’ founder also became frustrated because she couldn’t find any pure cosmetics that wouldn’t irritate her skin. She wanted to make organic products, but also wanted products that look glamorous when we take them out of our purses in public! We think that’s fabulous. Her eye makeup line proves that glamor is good for you especially when you have access to items that are healthy, paraben and synthetic fragrance-free too. The Eye Jewels Glitter Liner fits the glamor part perfectly when you are planning a night out. This is because you get two metallic and glitter liquid eyeliners all in one. You can create different, trendy looks by using the metallic, quick-dry liquid liner on one end or the clear liner with micro-shimmer flecks on the other.
Neutrogena is a firm believer in cosmetics that are Ophthalmologist-tested and safe for sensitive eyes. They have a wide-range of eye makeup products that include mascaras, shadows and eyeliners that give you a beautiful, healthy and confident look. One product that stands out is their New Neutrogena® Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-In Primer. This product is not only safe for your eyes, but it combines a built-in primer to help prevent creasing and smudging. It has also been tested to prove that it provides up to 12 hours of rich, nourishing color. That’s a definite bonus, we think.
When we use makeup on our sensitive eyes, care is so important. The Simple brand has sensitive skin experts who tell us that the ingredients that are left out of products are important; but, what you put in is equally important. Their product line includes wipes and cleansers that have no dyes, artificial perfumes or harsh irritants that can upset our skin. They also add in vitamins to give us a healthy look. All of their eye makeup removers will effectively remove even the most stubborn water-proof mascara while also being kind to your skin. Their Dual Effect Eye Makeup Remover is one of our favorites because there is no unnecessary rubbing around the sensitive areas of our eyes and no rinsing which leaves our eye area feeling softer and more hydrated.
Our eyes are one of the most sensitive parts of the body, but these cosmetic brands make it easier and safer for us to enhance them. We also appreciate the fact that these companies have taken extra steps to create quality products without adding any damaging ingredients. Here are some other key tips that keep our sensitive eyes beautiful and healthy.
- Nightly removal of makeup is so important when you have sensitive eyes because makeup can get into your eyes while you sleep.
- It’s always a good and safe practice to throw out your eye makeup after three months to avoid the chances of any bacteria.
- Remember that sensitive eyes always need hypoallergenic cosmetics.
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