Makeup or Contact Lenses First: Unveil the Answer!

Makeup or Contact Lenses First?

October 25, 2023


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When it comes to enhancing your natural beauty and safeguarding your eye health, the dilemma of whether to apply makeup or contact lenses first often arises.

Understanding the sequence in your beauty routine is crucial, not just for maintaining the integrity of your contact lens, but also for ensuring your eyes stay happy and healthy.

This common query about inserting contact lenses deserves clarity, and we're here to provide just that, along with pro tips for contact lens wearers who love wearing makeup.

So, let's settle this once and for all, shall we?

What this article covers:

Contacts Before or After Makeup?

The answer? Contacts before makeup. Opting to insert your contact lenses before applying makeup is a wise choice, primarily for hygiene and eye health.

Our research indicates that handling lenses after makeup application can lead to the transfer of cosmetics, such as foundation or powder, onto the lens surface, potentially causing eye irritation or infections.

Moreover, it's easier to see what you're doing with your makeup when your vision is at its best, which your contact lenses provide.

For those seeking pristine clarity while applying mascara, consider a set of Acuvue Oasys lenses for enhanced moisture and breathability.

When dealing with the challenge of false eyelashes and contact lenses, it's essential to learn how to keep your eyes open when putting in contacts, making your daily routine hassle-free and comfortable.

Makeup Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

Choose Cream-Based Products

Based on our observations, cream-based products tend to stay in place, whereas powdery makeup products can easily get into the eyes, causing discomfort or even an infection.

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For daily contacts that pair well with your makeup routine, consider DAILIES AquaComfort Plus contact lenses, known for their moisture-management features that keep eyes hydrated.

Avoid Using Makeup On Your Waterline

The waterline, also known as the inner eyelid or the wet line, is the thin, wet strip of skin that runs along the base of your eyelashes when you pull down your lower eyelid. It's a sensitive area that's in direct contact with your eyes' moisture.

When makeup, particularly eyeliner, is applied to this area, there's a high likelihood of particles transferring to your contact lenses or directly into your eyes, leading to contamination.

This contamination can cause a range of issues, from minor discomfort and blurred vision to more severe eye infections.

For the safety of your eyes, it's advisable to rather apply makeup to the outer edges of your eyes, away from the waterline, to maintain the health of both your lenses and eyes.

If you're in the market for lenses that can maintain moisture throughout the day, making them suitable for wearers who use makeup, Bausch and Lomb ULTRA may be the perfect fit for you. These lenses retain moisture, thereby offering a comfortable wearing experience.

Regularly Replace Makeup And Brushes

Our findings show that over time, makeup products and brushes can become breeding grounds for bacteria, leading to eye infections, irritation, or allergic reactions.

This is particularly concerning for contact lens wearers, as lenses directly contact the surface of your eye, potentially facilitating the transfer of bacteria.

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For a hygienic lens experience, consider using 1-Day Acuvue Moist lenses, a daily disposable option that allows for a clean, fresh lens every day.

To maintain eye health, it's recommended that you replace eye makeup every three months and clean makeup brushes weekly.

Mascara, in particular, should be replaced even more frequently due to its liquid environment, which is conducive to bacterial growth.

Conclusion

The question of whether to apply makeup or contact lenses first has a clear answer: opt for contact lenses before makeup to ensure optimal eye health and overall comfort.

Prioritizing safety and hygiene by preventing makeup contamination of your lenses is key. Choose cream-based makeup, avoid the waterline, and maintain clean makeup and brushes to reduce risks.

At Fresh Lens, we're not just your go-to destination for hassle-free contact lens shopping; we're your trusted guide for maintaining clear vision and a stunning look.

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Customer Reviews

I will definitely be ordering from you again fresh lens!! I can't believe how fast I got them, even with the standard delivery! Thank you so much for being awesome!! One happy customer right here!!

I can't stop talking about your company! Thank you for the awesome customer service and quick delivery all the way here in Texas!

couldn't be happier with my ordering experience! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Second time ordering from this company. Excellent product. No issues. Will be placing future orders.

Very pleased with shipping as well as product, price is also great

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