How to Apply Makeup Safely When You Wear Contact Lenses
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How to Apply Makeup Safely When You Wear Contact Lenses

Makeup-loving glasses-wearers everywhere can probably agree that contact lenses might just be one of the best inventions of all time.

But as with most good things, there's a catch: Contact lenses can get easily irritated when debris like eye shadow fallout gets on, around or (the worst) underneath the lens.

So ahead, we're sharing pro tips on how to minimize contact lens discomfort when applying makeup. 


Tip 1. Start With Clean Hands


While this one should go without saying, it’s best to be reminded nonetheless. It’s incredibly important to start off any makeup application with clean hands, especially when you’re dealing with your vulnerable eye area. Be sure to avoid touching your eyes and to wash your hands any time they might be covered in makeup throughout this process.


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Tip 2. Prevent Contamination By Sanitizing


To avoid discomfort and infection, the experts recommend making sure that any tools you use are as clean as possible. The last thing you want to do is put a dirty brush or eyeliner on or around your eyes. Even if it’s your own brush or your own eyeliner, clean the surface as best you can. 


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Tip 3. Gently Remove Contacts, Then Makeup 


Want a simple pro tip that has a major impact? With clean hands, take your contact lenses out and dispose of them before taking off your makeup. This way, the irritating alcohol in makeup remover won’t get trapped in your lenses. Then, pour some Cleansing Water Waterproof Makeup Remover onto a cotton pad and gently wipe the makeup off of your eyes in one quick, easy and painless step.


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