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Irritation from glittery/shimmery eye shadow?

Koukla72Koukla72 Posts: 1,680Registered Users
Do any of you get this? I'm not sure if it's the glitter itself I'm allergic to, or if it just tears up the delicate skin around my eyes when I'm trying to remove it, but every time I try to wear any, the skin there gets really red and sore and sensitized. It's not until after I take it off most of the time, though, so I think a lot of it might just be the glitter scratching me as I take it off at night. I was thinking about trying different removal methods to see if that helps.

Maybe spray on some eye makeup remover, instead of wiping it on with a cotton pad, and then rinsing it all off with water? I have to be careful about not breaking out, as well as redness, so things like most creams and oily removers are out. Clinique's makeup remover has given me the best results so far in terms of not irritating my skin or eyes.

Has anyone else with sensitive skin had any success getting that stuff off without painful results? What are your methods/products?


  • CurlyCaseyCurlyCasey Posts: 224Registered Users
    Yes, I get this sometimes when I use my Urban Decay eyeshadows. I actually thought it was something to do with talc, not the sparkle, but you may be on to something. I have really sensitive, eczema-prone skin, so I know how you feel. I find that if I use jojoba oil to remove my eye makeup, it helps moisturize my eyelids. It works just as well as any other makeup remover.

    Edit: Oops, I missed the part where you said you're prone to breakouts. Well, I think jojoba oil is less likely to give you breakouts because it's really similar to the oil your skin produces. I don't think it would be any worse than oil-based makeup removers.
    3a/3b mix of ringlets and spiral curls
    BWC Rosemary Mint Tea Tree Conditioner,
    Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner,
    ***Aloe Vera Gel***
    Simplicity is best, at least for my hair. I co-wash every two days or so with the BWC and use the AOHR as a rinse-out when I need moisture. On other days, I just water wash, and I use AV gel every day to style. I air-dry and don't brush or comb my hair.

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