Make Up and Contact Lenses
Woman who gives up glasses for contacts is inclined to use
more eye makeup. However, remember to put the contact lenses before
applying make-up. This will prevent any particles from getting into the
eyes. It is almost impossible to put on your contact lenses without having
your make-up particles show up on your lens after the make-up is on.
Moreover, be sure to wash your hands with a mild soap or one of the
special soaps made for contact lens wearer before touching your lenses.
The eye make-up products should be water soluble as
oil-based products can leave a residue that could work its way into your
eyes and if any does get on the lenses it may irritate the eye and
contaminate the lens. Make sure you gently roll the face powder over your
skin without patting. Use only a little at a time when powdered eye
shadow. This will keep particles from getting into the eyes and under your
You still can use mascaras but avoid tiny lash-building
fibers type that may get into your eyes. Use small strokes to line the
edge of the lower eyelid with eyeliner and do not line the inside of the
lower eyelid. Remember to close your eyes when using hair sprays or
perfume and step away from the mist immediately. Anything in spray form
can accumulate on the lens surfaces making them less moisture. If your
lenses do become coated, they may require resurfacing. Finally, after a
night out, it is time to remove your eye make-up. Make sure you remove
your contact lenses before removing your eye make-up.