Take these steps if makeup gets in your eyes
- Rinse eyes thoroughly with clean tap water or eye-wash solution until you flush out all mascara, eyeliner or makeup flakes.
- Apply moisturizing eye drops to the affected eye after rinsing out makeup.
- If you wear contacts, carefully clean the lens using your cleaning solution.
Can makeup damage your eyes?
Contact injuries, especially scratching, can also be caused by makeup. An accidental eye jab from an eyeliner pencil or a mascara wand could result in a corneal abrasion, or scratched cornea. In addition, flaky, powdery eye shadow that gets caught in the eye can lead to redness, swelling, and irritation.
Is it OK if I get eyeshadow in my eye?
If you get eye glitter or other eye makeup in your eyes, rinse them thoroughly with a sterile rinse or artificial tears. Call your eye doctor if irritation lingers. Remove your eye makeup after every use with eye-safe products.
Can Foundation damage eyes?
The area around your eyes and your eyelid is thin and delicate. This is also where you use makeup like foundation, concealer, eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara. Any kind of irritant in your eye makeup can cause severe harm to your eyes. It can even lead to an eye infection.
How do you flush makeup out of your eyes?
How to Remove Eye Makeup in 6 Steps
- Wash your hands. Before removing your makeup, wash your hands to avoid getting any dirt or bacteria in your eyes.
- Prep your makeup remover.
- Gently apply the makeup remover.
- Swipe in a gentle downward motion.
- Repeat as needed.
Why do my eyes get so irritated when I wear makeup?
The production and turnover of the tear film helps keep our eyes feel comfortable and see clearly. When you wear eye makeup, especially powder or glitters, the loose particles can cause the tear film to break down and evaporate too quickly, leaving your eyes feeling dry and irritated.