TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN
We’ve heard from some of you that you found out your eyes were sensitive when you first tried mascara and it stung, burned or made your eyes get red or watery. Such a huge bummer! I know you’ve tried everything and feel like it’s hopeless, but it’s not! We have a few more tactics to try that just might end your sorrow! Here’s how:
Now that you know you have sensitive eyes, switch to a formula that’s more eye friendly.
OUR FAVORITE MASCARAS FOR SENSITIVE EYES:
- Don’t apply mascara at the base of your lashline (at the roots)! You can try with a natural mascara and see if your eyes can withstand it, but with regular mascara, don’t use the wand vertically and try to keep the formula away from the roots (where it’s too close to your eyes).
- If your eyes are really sensitive, you should skip rimming the inner waterline with a pencil. Just keep it clean and bare.
- Don’t apply mascara on the bottom lashes and just leave them bare. You can define the bottom lashline with shadow instead and still get the same effect.
- Apply mascara to the upper lashes by starting a millimeter or so from the roots by holding the wand horizontally then pulling it through to the tips.
Do you have any makeup tips for sensitive eyes that have truly saved you? Please share them in the comments as well!