Wearing contact lenses doesn’t mean you can’t rock a dramatic smoky eye. Many cosmetic brands are getting in touch with the needs of people who have sensitive eyes or wear lenses.
There are a few buzzwords you should look out for when searching for makeup suited for contact lenses. Ideally, any product you purchase should be: hypoallergenic, paraben-free, oil-free, fragrance-free dermatologically and ophthalmologist approved. If that sounds like a lot of expectations to meet, don’t worry, there are plenty of products that have at least three or more of these properties.
We’ve listed the best ones currently on the market to help you put together your fresh-faced summer look.
L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Liquid Eyeliner
Made fragrance-free to avoid potential irritation, L’Oreal’s jet black liquid liner will give you the cat eye of your dreams. The soft but structured tip offers maximum precision and control, even for the shakiest hands. Liquid eyeliner adds a bold and opaque finish that pencil liners generally cannot achieve.
Pair your daring new eyes with a set of FreshLook Colorblends. These coloured contacts are vibrant enough to light up even the darkest eyes.
Created with a sensitive formula, this natural-based mascara uses 78% organic ingredients. Enriched by nourishing minerals, your lashes will feel soft and conditioned.
It’s perfect for makeup lovers who go for a simpler appearance. Match that ‘barely there’ look with a pair of 1 Day Acuvue Define - Natural Shimmer contact lenses.
InstaReady™ Multi-Finish Eyeshadow
Why purchase three separate colour pots when you can have a mix and match of shades in one pallet? Choose between a neutral or daring look that has a matte, satin or shimmering finish.
This unique eyeshadow blend features innovative InstaFilter Technology, an exclusive blend of mattifying colour filter pigments and high-tech polymers that optimise light reflection and blur imperfections. Perfect for festival goers who party for long hours.
Match your eye look with a pair of vibrant Air Optix Color lenses. Created from silicone hydrogel and made for monthly wear, Air Optix Color lenses allow six times the amount of oxygen to pass through to the eyes than other soft contacts.
Physicians Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Kohl Kajal Eye Liner
Infused with pure argan oil, which is known for its nourishing and conditioning properties, this eyeliner offers a heavily pigmented, exotic finish.
Hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free, paraben-free and dermatologist approved, it is safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. This is especially important for eyeliner as it sits directly on the lash line and has a higher chance of transferring into the eye.
It’s ultra-creamy texture is waterproof, while the finely tuned tip offers effortless application.
Give your eyes the celebrity treatment at night as well as during the day with our Artelac Nighttime Gel
When you’re ready to take it all off, you need a product that will wipe away your makeup without being too harsh on your eyes. Clinique is famed for its hypoallergenic, fragrance-free products that are specially formulated for sensitive skin.
Once your contact lenses are off, make sure to store them properly. Our comfi All-in-One Solution can be used for cleaning, disinfecting, rinsing and storing your solutions, eliminating the need for multiple products.
Those are our top summer makeup picks for contact lens wearers. Feel good and look good this summer without worrying about your eyes feeling irritated. What are your must-have makeup items? Message us at @feelgoodcontact and let us know.