Most newbie contact lenses wearers are often confused on should they wear their contacts before or after applying makeup.

So, what really comes first, the contact former or latter?



First, you don’t want to smear your makeup. So, wear your lenses first as it will prevent you from being in contact with the mascara, eyeliner, and eyeshadow.

Next, you don’t want to harm your eyes. Getting makeup chemicals into your eyes can be dangerous and may lead to infection.

Even if you‘re certain that makeup won’t get into your eyes when inserting the lenses, don’t take the risk. It’s not worth it.

Here are more techniques to keeping your eyes looking and feeling good:

1. Insert your contact lenses before applying makeup. Ensure that your hands are clean before touching your contacts – wash your hands thoroughly to avoid transferring any creams, oils, or lotions to the lenses.

2. It’s highly recommended to use cream based beauty products when wearing lenses.

But if you’re more comfortable with powder makeup, just make sure to close your eyes during the application to avoid any residue into your eyes. Brush off any excess powder before opening your eyes.

3. When removing your eye makeup, remove your contacts first with clean, dry hands. Be cautious not to tap them into your makeup. Then use your eye makeup remover.

4. Change your eye makeup at least every three months as bacteria tend to accumulate and thrive in old makeup over time, which may lead to eye infection if they get in contact with your eyes. Furthermore, don't share your makeup with others as it’s unhygienic.

There you go! Wearing contacts and makeup doesn’t have to be stressful as long as you follow these tips..

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