Post # 1
I typically dont wear eye makeup at work because after 5-6 hours, my eyes start burning and I start to cry! I dont know if its the make up that is getting into my eyes, or if I am having some sort of reaction to it.
I have used in the past: Sephora brand eye pencil, Sephora brand liquid eye liner, Rimmel London liquid eye liner, Revlon liquid eyeliner, Covergirl mascara, Sephora mascara, Revlon mascara.
I find that when I wear eyeshadow, my eye make up wont make me start tearing up until 7-8 hours after application.
Why is this happening? Is it the mascara or is it the eyeliner? Should I put a primer before I apply my eye makeup? I use Urban Decay eye primer btw.
Post # 3
@MsBark: I don’t know why that could be happening. I’d try a hypoallergenic brand like Neutrogena or Almay and see if it still happens.
Post # 4
It sounds like you are having a reaction to it! probably not an allergy because you would notice right away but certainly a sensativity! I agree and you should try switching to a hypoallergenic makeup
Also… Make up expires…. How old is your product? Most make up products should be replaced anywhere from 3-6 months depending on the product
Post # 5
@Makemeamrs: My current eyeliners expire in May and my mascara expires in June.
Will definitely try these options. When I get my makeup professionally done, I never have this issue. Perhaps using hypo-allergenic make up is the answer. Thanks for the tips!
Post # 6
I have this reaction to Avon eye products! Specifically their mascaras and eyeliners. Just start tearing up which causes me to rub my eyes which causes them to get itchy and run down my face, lol.
Anything else I have ever used (drugstore brand wise) I am fine with. It must just be something extra in the formulation. I would definitely try switching to hypoallergenic makeup wherever possible. Does it happen when you FIRST open a new makeup product too? Or is it usually after using it a few times?
Post # 7
@jlc3: To be honest, I havent really noticed if I have this kind of reaction when I just open the product vs using it for a few time. I only start to tear up about 5-6 hours after having it on. I just started noticing this more and more when I got my new job, and I started to wear eye liner and mascara. I’ll apply at 7:30am and by 1pm Im crying. Its weird.
Post # 8
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@MsBark: Yeah, it sounds like an allergy.
Post # 9
Try using hypoallergenic cosmetics!
Read reviews online too. Good luck.
Hopefully it works out. I love me some makeup.
Post # 10
@MsBark: I can’t wear anything waterproof on my eyes – with the exception of waterproof Sitla eyeliner. Everything else makes my eyes crazy crazy itchy and watery (after 4ish hours of wear).
Post # 11
@MsBark: strange. Try to take note I guess if you buy something new and wear it by itself without other products for a half day and see what happens. I remember also that it was more ‘waterproof’ products then the non-waterproof ones that would irritate my eyes.
Post # 12
@MsBark: Definitely sounds like it could be an allergy but maybe not to the makeup?
You mentioned you noticed an increase in problems when you started your new job.I had this problem 2 years ago when I was working in a retail environment (severly dusty form the carpetting, clothes..). It was around this time that I found out I had a severe allery to dust mites (amongts other things) and would get styes within hours of my shift. Maybe the eye makeup is trapping dirt and dust near your eyes and causing a reaction?
Post # 13
Also if you have oily skin then eyelids get oily as well and the eye makeup gets runny causing irritation. Primer and waterproof makeup would be a good way to go there.
Post # 14
@raindancer: At my old job I never wore eye make up because it wasnt appropriate for the type of work I did. Now I have an office job so I noticed that the eye make up is irritating me. Usually when I go out in the evening, I dont wear my make up for longer than 6 hours so I havent noticed the problem before.
Thanks for all of the advice ladies! I will double check and see if my make up is waterproof. I havent really paid too much attention to whether its waterproof or not.
Post # 15
@MsBark: Try the target brand. It seems very gentle
Post # 16
I have sensitive eyes, and the same thing happens to me. It’s always fine at first, but I think as the day goes on, sometimes I rub my eyes or bits of eye shadow dust gets in my eyes and it become irritating. Now I use a setting spray so my makeup stays put, and only use mineral makeup and I find it helps a lot.