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Best eye shadow for sensitive skin?

ny biker2011-10-20 16:24:28 +0000 #1
I'm wondering if anyone has found a brand of eyeshadow that is good for people who are prone to skin allergies.

I actually avoided most eye makeup (other than mascara) for years because some that I tried (that were supposed to be hypoallergenic) caused a rash on my eyelids. But as my face looks older, I'm hoping to find something that I can wear to try to brighten my eyes a bit.

I found a brown shade of Almay Pure Blends that I can wear, but they don't make it anymore. I think there might be one or two other shades from Almay that are okay, but it's pretty hit or miss.

Does anyone know a brand that is better?

channlluv2011-10-20 16:35:26 +0000 #2
I just swipe a little blush on my lids. I use Almay, too.

Crankin2011-10-20 16:50:40 +0000 #3
I have very sensitive eyes, wear contacts, and have allergies galore. I use Paula Dorf cosmetics. They are very expensive, but I never have an issue. You might want to try Clinique; I also used them for years.
tulip2011-10-20 17:30:43 +0000 #4
I use Paula's Choice (different Paula than Dorf). The skin care line is fantastic and quite reasonable (not drugstore cheap but not ridiculously expensive). Clinique didn't do anything for me and some products were quite irritating. Paula's Choice uses no fragrances and is really great for my sensitive skin.

I rarely wear makeup, but when I do, I wear mineral powder from Elizabeth Arden and the rest is Almay. Paula's Choice also has some makeup, but I've never tried it because I never run out of what I have because I hardly ever use it.
Biciclista2011-10-20 18:12:44 +0000 #5
one of the reasons why i do not wear makeup was that i invested in Mary Kay once upon a time (a huge 50 bucks!) and then i got a rash from it. Before that, i hated how my eyelashes smeared my glasses. I was always grossed out by the way everything my mother drank got lipstick marks on a glass.

Nah, i'd rather be clean than have colors, chemicals and dyes on my face.
Muirenn2011-10-20 17:41:16 +0000 #6
You could try Bare Escentuals or The Body Shop.

Just using blush on forhead, eyes, cheeks, and chin brightens the face and gives a youthful appearance. It needs to be a surprising bright pink. Even if you think you can't wear that shade. Works very well.
Crankin2011-10-20 17:03:31 +0000 #7
Mimi, I guess you wouldn't want to eat a meal with me... I wear lipstick all of the time! I can't stand the feeling without it and just wearing lipstick makes my whole face feel brighter, even without any other make up.

I have never tried any of the mineral make up. What's a good brand?



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