24 Apr 2010

Hold the Raccoon eyes

Growing up, I remember getting ready for school in the morning and going through my entire routine (yes, the routine that still takes me about 20-25 min every morning) with my mom walking by the bathroom saying, “Not too much!” She used to always warn me that eyes were sensitive and there are so much chemicals in eyeliner and eyeshadow that they can harm your eyes. I believed it, but I never did that much to change my habits.

My routine still consists of Stila kajal eyeliner on the bottom and Physician’s Formula brightening liquid liner on top to this day.

I think the worst part about having eye makeup on is anytime you get an eyelash stuck in your eye and then you have to rub it away leaving behind a nasty smear. I especially had to be more careful because I was a contact user. I also have a fear of eyes. It’s weird, I know, but it freaks me out sometimes!

I wasn’t very happy to discover this morning that ophthalmologists actually advise people against using this type of product because they can cause eye infections. If you’re not going to change your habits of using eyeliner (most won’t) they have one little bit of advice for us. After every swipe that you use on your eyes, always re-sharpen your eyeliner to give it a cleaner slate. This makes sense; I understand the contamination idea, however, I don’t think I will be doing this only because it feels OCD to me.

What will you do? What products do you use?

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