Post # 1
I am allergic to something. We havent figured out what yet. The prick test came back negative for all 38 allergens so next is contact allergy patch testing and then after that food testing. This is totally unnecessary at this point as I am still unaware of what my allergy is but I REALLY feel it will be my makeup. I LOVE makeup and use a wide variety from mac to maybelline.
Does anyone have a contact allergy to makeup, if so – what brand do you use now. I am told some companies dont use the harsh preservaties that can cause this.
Post # 3
I really like Almay or physicals formula as grocery store brands, and Perscriptives and if that is not available, Clinique, it’s sister brand. The best for me is MaryKay, I just can’t get it in CR.
Post # 4
@MarieeToBee: I am allergic to most make up and to something in SPF. I have had good luck with Stila foundation. I have yet to find eye makeup that I can tolerate for more than ten minutes without massive redness and tearing, and then puffiness in my eyelids. Somewhere on the Bee there was a link to allergens in makeup – you might be able to search for it.
Post # 5
Yep- i use everyday minerals. It is online only and unlike most organic makeup it is affordable. Plus it is amazing.
Post # 6
I went through a time when I thought I was allergic to eye makeup. Turned out it was the latex sponge applicator that I was using at the time (travelling a lot and not taking my brushes with me). Switched to brushes 100% of the time and no further problems.
Post # 7
I can’t do waterproof mascara, makes me pull my eyelashes out from itchiness.
Post # 8
I had a horrible reaction to Aveda makeup. My whole face swelled up and I ended up needing to get a steroid shot from the walk-in. Fun times.
Post # 9
Yes, very bad allergies to makeup. I can’t put anything near my eyes that has any shade of pink or purple in it (no taupy browns, etc). It really sucks. I only use Jane Iredale. I have had awesome success with it. I have no issues with any of her stuff – except one shadow color.
Post # 10
I do, I do!!!! I am so incredibly allergic to 99% of all makeup brands! I was sooooo stressed out about what I would do come my wedding day. I spent probably hundreds of dollars trying out different brands that claim to be organic, but really weren’t. Unlike you, I know what it is that I am allergic to: sunscreen. It’s in most make-up, which is super annoying. The titanium dioxide is what makes my face swell up and itch. I was so depressed about what to wear on my wedding day that I was starting to lose hope. Just then, I found Crush Groove Cosmetics. It’s all natural/organic. It’s great for everyday use and big events, like weddings! I am so thankful I found this brand of makeup or I would have had to use my everyday makeup (which is hardly anything) that would not have lasted all day or looked good in pictures.
Sounds like you’re on track to figuring out what it is that you’re allergic to! Keep trying, it will eventually pay off! Hope this helps! 🙂
Post # 11
I can be to different types but can’t name them off the top of my head. I know estate da later (doubt that spelt correctly) but for me they are the safest to use. Also I am highly allergic to different face paints so I can rarely do a full blown face painting for hollween
Post # 12
@LBeeLove: I just had a conversation with my mom 2 nights ago. It may VERY well be sunscreen. I never really thought about it before but its in almost ALL of my makeup and lotions. My mom said I always rubbed my eyes at the beach and she could never get me to stop.
I am getting my patches put on tomorrow morning and then I will have my first reading on Friday! Cross your fingers I get some answers this time around 🙂
Post # 13
@MarieeToBee: something in MAC makes e break out and get hives. never was tested to see what was doing it but it started as soon as I tried MAC and started to clear up as soon as I stopped using it. Also Biolage hair products, same reaction. I now use Smashbox and tarte without issue as well as Pureology for hair. Have used Clinique without problems in the past. Used Laura Mercier for a few months and then hives and breakouts started as well.
Post # 14
Yep….pretty much every brand of make-up and their facial care lines as well. I am good with mineral make-up by YoungBlood and Nude by Nature. I make my own cleanser, scrub and moisturiser. I have used a little Almay, Clarins, Dior, Clinique and Benefit in the past with okay results for a limited period of time. I had the least reactions to Dior that I can recall but can’t wear it at all now.
Post # 15
This patch test in ZERO fun girls! My back is COVERED in stickers. They’re testing me for 88 products/chemicals. I will have the official reading next Tuesday, but I get to get these stupid stickers off on friday.
Post # 16
@MarieeToBee: I’m allergic to almonds and almond oil, which is apparently used in a bunch of products. I don’t wear make-up on a daily basis. On the rare occasion I do, I use bare minerals make-up and I haven’t had an issue.