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Eyeshadow Allergy

WindingRoad2011-01-29 17:23:50 +0000 #1
I was curious if any of you have ever had an allergy to your eyeshadow. I believe I am experiencing one now. I am noticing little red, irritated, scaly patches right where I put my crease color on outer edge my eyelid crease. It happens to be a red which I read online tends to cause more allergy issues than most. I use Almay, trio for greens. I just bought a new one and I don't recall having any issues before. How odd.
Sheri L2011-01-29 17:31:52 +0000 #2
yes, sounds like an allergy to me (I am a makeup addict...put it on to ride...put it on to camp..put it on to mow the lawn...you get the picture) anyway you could easily be allergic to the eyeshadow, or if it is old, it could also be contaminated....also, how old is your application brush? If old, how often and how do you clean it?
ny biker2011-01-29 17:30:50 +0000 #3
I developed a rash on my eyelids more than 20 years ago after using a gray eyeliner. It was a brand that was supposed to be hypoallergenic. After that I stopped wearing eyeshadow or colored eyeliners. It wasn't worth the expense and irritation of the trial and error required to find products that wouldn't cause problems.

In the past couple of months I've bought one of the Almay trios and a few of their Pure Blends shadows. The skin under my eyes is looking older so I thought eyeshadow might help brighten things. None of them has caused a rash, but a couple of them irritate my eyes a bit. I don't really like the colors, either.
jessmarimba2011-01-29 18:23:10 +0000 #4
Not sure if it's really an allery for me, but those goopy Revlon colors make my eyes really itchy. In my case it's probably eye makeup getting in my eye and for some reason theirs stick around in my eye longer - I've never had any irritation on the outside of my eyelid though.
ny biker2011-01-29 18:08:24 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by WindingRoad

I just bought a new one and I don't recall having any issues before. How odd.

Allergies are an immune system problem, so you will have at least one exposure to an allergen with no symptoms before you start having problems. I developed an allergy to cashews just last year, even though I could eat them without problems before then.
Muirenn2011-01-29 19:53:14 +0000 #6
Might try getting a package of those cheap applicators from the drug store and using one per application. But if the shadow is contaminated that may need to be replaced too.

Just a thought.
WindingRoad2011-01-29 17:51:53 +0000 #7
This is an almost new eyeshadow, its the same exact type as I had before? So the brush is new too.
OakLeaf2011-01-29 19:59:24 +0000 #8
It could definitely be the eyeshadow, but might be something else too. I sometimes get a little eyelid eczema, and changing to the type of contact lens solution that starts as peroxide and neutralizes to plain saline didn't help.

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