As the Christmas season is upon us, there may be Christmas parties coming our way. Whether that be with work, family or friends. As I like to rest my eyes and keep them makeup-free everyday, I like to do the total opposite for special occasions.
This is the look below that I used for my Christmas work party. Slowly, slowly I have been updating my makeup bag. Removing the bad products and replacing with the good. No more powder based products, and lots of cream based products instead. Lots more makeup aimed specifically for sensitive/dry eyes and a lot less mainstream branded makeup.
I feel the need to mention again, that what works for me, may not work for you as everyone has different eyes and different symptoms. I am simply sharing what works for me.
I always apply Lacrilube & optive fusion eyedrops before and during wearing eye makeup as my main problem is severe dry eyes. I avoid applying makeup directly onto my lash line as that is where my irritation also occurs.
Breakdown of the makeup brands and products used for my eyes:
KIKO– the KIKO make up line undergoes careful, in-depth clinical testing to produce hypoallergenic products formulated to minimize allergy risks; they are non-comedogenic (face make up) and ophthalmologically tested (eye make up).
Eye Care Cosmetics – As well as specialist manufacturing techniques, the Eye Care Cosmetics range is designed to be as free-from as many chemical or irritating ingredients as possible. This, along with the careful selection of active ingredients and ultra-micronisation of particles, is why the products are so suitable for people with sensitive eyes.
KIKO – Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow (Black) – Above my lash line and under my eye with eyeshadow brush.
Eye Care Cosmetics (Butterflies Eyecare) – High Tolerance Mascara (Black)
Eye Care Cosmetics (Butterflies Eyecare) – Felt Pen Eyeliner
(All available in other colours)
Don’t forget to thoroughly remove your eye makeup! I have 3 steps:
- No 7 Hypoallergenic makeup wipes
- Huggies baby wipes with aloe Vera
- Blephasol Eye ointment with a cotton pad
And then I use my heat therapy mask just before bed!