Post # 1
I’ve been doing some initial research into looks for the wedding and would love some suggestions for types or brands of makeup that are good for sensitive gals. For me, I get especially aggravated by eye makeup (irritated, watery eyes after less than an hour or wear)…I’m not sure if it’s just b/c I use the cheapo drugstore brand since I don’t wear it often enough to get anything nicer. Since we’re doing a garden ceremony (raising my chances of allergies) + my usual reaction to makeup, I don’t want to look like a puffy, red eyed fright all day unless it’s because of happy tears =)!
So yeah, any suggestions would be welcome for eyes and skin and beyond!
Post # 3
Unfortunately I don’t have any suggestions, but I have the same problem, so I’m very interested in seeing what others will suggest.
Post # 4
I use Prescriptives myself and haven’t had any trouble and really love their stuff. But when I used Maybelline eyeliners, my eyes felt like they were burning all the time. I also found out that I am really allergic to Lancome eyeshadow and certain shades of red eyeshadow for whatever reason. I use Prescriptives everything – from skincare to mascara and really like it. Oh, I also forgot to mention that I use their superline preventor and LOVE it, before my cheeks were always red and irritated and so was the area around my nose – the superline totally fixed it after two weeks. Usually the cosmetic counters have samples they can give you to try, which might be best for you since you don’t want to committ without knowing what works for you!
Post # 5
I have sensitive eyes and have found that Almay and Clinique brands work well for me. I also suggest trying whatever you plan on using well before the wedding just to make sure that it works for you. I’m hoping that an over-the-counter allergy medicine or allergy eye drops will also help prevent my eyes from getting red and puffy on the big day! Best of luck!
Post # 6
If your eyes are itchy and watery, I would suggest using an over the counter drop like Naphcon- A. Avoid drops such as visine, as these are not going to relieve any of the itch factor. Clinique is always good for allergy prone eyes, and Almay is hypoallergenic so I would suggest trying these first. Good luck!
Post # 7
Clinique is my first suggestion, my second is bare minerals. I have very sensitive skin and sensitive eyes. I do well with both of these brands. If you go to Nordstroms to buy your clinique and you end up having a reaction to it, they will let you return it. Not too many other places allow you to return used make-up. I’ve had to return two clinique products (both eye creams) because I didn’t read the ingredients carefully and my eyes got all red and puffy (I am allergic to supha, sulphate, and sulfite). However, I’ve been fine with other clinique and bare minerals products.
Post # 8
I wear contacts and have easily irritated eyes. I love the mascara I’ve been using– it’s called Kiss Me and it truly doesn’t flake at all. You can get it at Sephora for around $22, a little pricier than drugstore brands but worth it.
Post # 9
Clinque for a department store brand and Almay for a drugstore brand. I have super sensitive skin and have never had any problems with either.
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2008 - Ceremony in a historic church, tented lawn reception at a golf and country club
you might want to get tested for allergies….I had (literally) burning tears – and it turned out I was allergic to thimerosol (I think that’s how you spell it, it goes under different names as well) – it’s a preservative in mascara, contact solution, eye drops, makeup, you name it. I recommend clinique and almay as well.
Post # 12
My mom has always been allergic to eye make up and has always used Almay. I would think Clinique would be similar.
Post # 13
Clinique here… i have an allergic reaction to prescriptives for some reason. Also, make sure you take your allergy medicine… non drowsy of course 😀