Love that classic bold eyeliner makeup look but struggle with red, itchy, irritated eyes every time you try it? No need to tear up. It is possible to rock eyeliner without hurting your peepers in the process! Here are our top tips for applying eyeliner when you have sensitive eyes.
Steer clear of tightlining
Tightlining, or applying eyeliner directly onto the lash line, can be a nightmare for ladies with sensitive eyes. This is because there is a much bigger chance that you’ll end up getting some product in your eye and set off a nasty reaction. Avoid this by only applying eyeliner to the top of your lash line.
Clean your makeup tools
Your eye makeup brushes are swarming with bacteria that can irritate the eyes and sometimes even cause nasty eye infections. Women with sensitive eyes will need to be extra responsible when it comes to cleaning their makeup brushes and tools. Invest in a special makeup brush sanitiser and cleanse at least twice per month. Don’t forget to air dry your brushes and sponges in the sun!
Choose the right products
The more pressure on your eyes, eyelids and skin, the more likely your sensitive eyes are to react. Keep this pressure to a minimum by using softer eyeliner makeup products that glide on. The Maybelline Master Drama Precise Liner is a liquid eyeliner that sweeps seamlessly onto the lids. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner, and the Maybelline Define-A-Line Eye Liner are pencil eyeliners that are super creamy and have been ophthalmologist tested. This means they are suitable for those with sensitive eyes, as well as those who wear contact lenses.
Sensitive or not, with the right makeup products and techniques, you can pull off stunning eyeliner looks any day of the week! Say good-bye to red, itchy eyes for good!