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5 Redhead Makeup Tips If You Have Sensitive Eyes

Bye Bye, Eye Irritation

Having sensitive eyes can make wearing makeup difficult, but it’s not impossible. Sensitive eyes can react negatively to certain makeup products, leading to irritation or discomfort. Practicing specific makeup tips for sensitive eyes involves using hypoallergenic and fragrance-free products to minimize the risk of irritation. Additionally, being cautious with application techniques and avoiding harsh rubbing can help prevent adverse reactions, ensuring a more comfortable and safe makeup experience for individuals with sensitive eyes.

You just have to take a few extra steps and use some precautions to keep your eyes from being irritated. Here are some of our favorite redhead-specific tips on how to wear makeup when you have sensitive eyes. 

1. Always remove makeup before bed

You probably know this already, but remove your makeup before bed. We love Neutrogena Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover & Cleanser for Sensitive Eyes. Failing to remove your makeup can cause irritation while you sleep, so make sure to get it all. 

For an even gentler option, use a konjac sponge. Read: Redheads, Hear All About Our Love For The Konjac Sponge 

Neutrogena Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover: $14

2. Clean your makeup tools regularly

It’s also important to wash your makeup brushes and tools. We personally love to use baby shampoo to wash our makeup brushes. Keeping your brushes clean will help to keep your eyes clean. It will also make your makeup go on better.

To clean your makeup brushes and tools, you can use a gentle soap or brush cleanser. Wet the bristles, apply the cleaner, and then gently lather and rinse. Ensure they dry completely before using them again. This helps prevent bacteria buildup and ensures a smoother application.

3. Check cosmetic expiration dates

Be sure you are checking the expiration dates and tossing out expired cosmetics. Most of us use our cosmetics way longer than we should. Sometimes it’s no big deal, but if you have sensitive eyes, it could lead to irritation and even infection. 

Most makeup products have a small symbol on the packaging that looks like an open jar. This indicates the product’s “period after opening” (PAO). It’s usually a number followed by the letter “M,” indicating the number of months the product is safe to use after opening. Additionally, check for any changes in color, smell, or texture, as these can signal that a product has expired.

4. Use products formulated with sensitive redheads in mind

When it comes to picking out eye makeup, it’s important to use a sensitive skin/eye-safe mascara you can trust, like our Finally Have Lashes® line. Most redheads have sensitive skin and eyes which is why all our mascaras are sensitive-friendly and you can trust they won’t cause irritation. Vegan, paraben-free, cruelty-free and clean.

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5.  Use a gentle eye moisturizer

Apply a gentle moisturizer around your eyes to keep them hydrated. We like the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermallergo Eye Cream Soothing Repair Moisturizer. It keeps the area around your eyes from becoming dry and irritated while also adding moisture.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermallergo Eye Cream Soothing Repair Moisturizer: $30

Rock it like a Redhead! 


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