I was given a few no-no's for eye makeup by the eye doctor: must not be waterproof, avoid alcohol, and no oil-based makeup removers. How do I find brands/products that meet the above criteria?
After experiencing very dry, extremely irritated eyes, the eye doctor diagnosed me with meibomian gland dysfunction. She told me a few things to avoid with eye makeup (namely mascara) and I am having difficulty finding products that meet her criteria.
- must not be waterproof
- little/no alcohol
There are so many names and derivates of alcohol-- what are some of those names so that I know to avoid them? What are some brands that do not use alcohol or similar drying agents?
- no oil-based makeup removers
Same as above. What are some ingredients that are definite no-no's and indicate that they are oil-based? Any recommendations? I currently use this
but have found that it takes a bit of rubbing and multiple cotton pads to get everything off even though I am definitely not heavy-handed in my makeup application. Also, mineral oil and petrolaum are near the top of the ingredient list.
All my googling for "mascara for dry/sensitive/contact lens eyes" turns up recommendations and raving reviews for Tarte mascaras (Lights, Cameras, Lashes! & Gifted Amazonian Clay), both of which I already own. They're good mascaras, but I don't find them to be particularly pampering to my sensitive eyes and tend to go on clumpy.
I see that 100% Pure Cosmetics is alcohol-free-- has anyone used this brand before? I purchased Blinc mascara from Sephora a few days ago but have not had a chance to try it-- thoughts on Blinc? I do not wear makeup every day, but would like to be able to wear eye makeup every few days without worrying about irritating and damaging my eyes further.
Dry eye sufferers of Metafilter: what have you found to be the best, non-irritating, yet high-performing eye makeup products/brands? Thank you!