Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Quick Makeup Fix for Sensitive Eye Lids

If you find that you have sensitive eyelids that become itchy or flaky after wearing eye shadow, especially shimmery eyeshadow, you are most likely allergic to the mica in the eyeshadow. The mica is what gives the eye shadow the glimmer effect. My suggestion to you is to avoid wearing eye shadow altogether and instead, focus on highlighting under your eyebrows by blending in a pale white concealer under your arch. Next, use a gel-formula eyeliner and smudge it into your lash line. Be sure to read the ingredients to make sure it does not contain mica. If it is shimmer-free, it probably does not. Then finish your look off with a hypoallergenic mascara. There are quite a few brands of mascara to choose from that are hypoallergenic. Two that I know of that are great are Maybelline and Almay

1 comment:

  1. I'd say the most likely culprit is probably bismuth oxychloride, fragrance, or some of the preservatives that are used. Bismuth oxychloride is a known irritant often put in a lot of products (like Bare Minerals original foundation) and it breaks a lot of people out. Talc, which is used as a filler/base, also irritates some people.

    Loose mineral shadows with minimal ingredients and no bismuth oxychloride are probably safer than your average drugstore matte eyeshadow.