The best mascaras for contact lenses

FG Contacts Feel Good Team
Friday, 21 June 2024
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Wearing makeup whilst wearing contact lenses can be challenging when you aren’t using the right products. Some people get on best with long and slender mascara wands, others prefer a bigger wand with lots of bristles. Perhaps you’re looking for the best waterproof mascara for contact lenses? We’ve compiled a list of the absolute best mascaras for contact lenses.

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The 5 best mascaras for contact lens users

Here are our top-recommended mascaras for contact lens users.

1. Refy Lash Sculpt

This transfer-proof mascara has a uniquely curved brush to ensure every single lash is coated in product. The before and after photos on the Refy website show that people can get incredible results with this mascara. Lashes look lifted, separated and moderately full.

2. Maybelline Lash Sensational

If you prefer a thicker wand to build volume, this is your product. Infused with Rose Hip Oil, it leaves lashes feeling soft and voluminous after use. Ophthalmologist and allergy tested, this product is suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

3. L'Oréal Paris Telescopic Lift

A classic in the beauty world, the telescopic mascara provides longer and fanned-out lashes. The thin brush delivers clump-free application and lengthens the lashes for dramatic reach. This mascara is excellent for those with shorter and/or naturally straight lashes when used with a lash curler.

4. Maybelline Sky High

This viral product became a cult-classic when it started doing the rounds on TikTok. When it first became popular, it quickly became sold out everywhere. Luckily, the brand is now keeping up with demand. Fans of this product enjoy longer and fuller lashes that hold a curl. This product never flakes or smudges, making it perfect for contact lens users.

5. Maybelline Great Lash

Another classic, this product has been around for many years, it caused a huge stir when it was first released and has gained a huge number of loyal fans ever since. Dermatologist, ophthalmologist and allergy-tested, this mascara is great for sensitive eyes and contact lens users.

Do’s and Don’ts

Here are some of our top tips for what to do and not do when it comes to mascara and contact lenses.

Avoid fibre mascaras

All fibre-based mascaras should be avoided. The tiny fibres in these products will flake off and inevitably go into your eye and onto your lenses, causing irritation and pain. Instead, choose a lengthening mascara without fibres. You can use the mascara with a lash curler for a dramatic effect. Alternatively, strip false lashes can be used for more enhanced length.

Always remove your lenses before your makeup

Wash and dry your hands thoroughly before inserting your lenses. It’s essential to remember to put your contact lenses in before putting on makeup. You should also take out your lenses before removing your makeup.

Why not try The Eye Doctor Tea Tree Oil Lid Cleanser to remove your makeup? This handy little lotion can be used all over the face, as well as around the eye area. The tea tree oil formula is a multitasking wonder as it also helps to combat dry eye as well as blepharitis, and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

Avoid waterproof mascara for contact lenses

Waterproof mascaras should be avoided if you are wearing contact lenses. This is because waterproof mascara is notoriously difficult to remove. Once the product flakes off and lands onto your lenses, not even contact lens solution will be able to remove it. You’ll then have to throw the lens away, which is particularly wasteful if you wear two weekly or monthly lenses.

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For more beauty and eye care tips, follow our blog posts. You can also find affordable contact lenses delivered the very next day at Feel Good Contacts. You’ll also benefit from 10% off your first order as a welcome gesture.

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