Post # 1
I’ll be doing my own makeup for the big day. For face makeup I can wear whatever. However, for eye makeup (eye liner, eye shadow, mascara) I must wear hypoallergenic makeup or my tear ducts glog, swell up, and it’s super painful (no fun).
I usually just wear Almay since that’s an easy brand to find in drug stores. However, I need something a little more…well better, for my wedding. Do you all know of any high-end hypoallergenic make up brands? Thanks!
Post # 2
scarlettbegonias87: Nope. Hypoallergenic is not a valid term when it comes to cosmetics, but it works wonders for Almay’s advertising. Clinique uses the term “Allergy tested”. That doesn’t mean that 100% of people tested had no allergic reaction.
Do a little detective work and try to find out which ingredients don’t agree with you. Is it a certain fragrance, dye, preservative, etc…? Compare your “safe makeup” to the ones that cause a reaction and see what the difference is in the ingredient list. Also be aware that just because a cosmetic brand is “high end” doesn’t mean it contains no irritants.
Post # 3
Aquaria: Oh geez…that complicates things a lot! I had no idea. Hmm..I just started getting this awful reaction on my tear ducts and I switched to a new brand of contact and what I thought was “hypoallergenic” makeup, and started taking care of my contacts like I should have been doing…
Who knows what it was that actually caused the issue. And this all happened so long ago I can’t even remember what brand of makeup I was wearing when the eye issues started. I just don’t want go through that again it was so utterly painful and awful.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
scarlettbegonias87: Have you tried Mary Kay at all? I don’t actually know if they are hypoallergenic or not. Physicians Formula in drugstores possibly? Good luck!
Post # 5
I have a lot of skin allergies myself! I typically stick with vegan makeup like http://www.shirocosmetics.com I seem to have good luck with them compared to the more mainstream stuff. And no I am not actually vegan but the legitimate vegan make up stores use ingredients that do not make me flare up.