UPDATE: Makeup Allergies
Well not much of the positive update I was hoping for.
I went to a new allergist yesterday hoping to hear some good news.
Maybe some news like:
-You’re no longer allergic to chemicals!
-I have the perfect eyeshadow for you!
-Every cosmetic company is now required to take out these harsh chemicals!
Was that crazy of me to think I’d actually hear any of that yesterday?
Here’s what I did find out:
-I am still allergic to these chemicals.
-Unfortunately, it can get worse.
-Slight chance it will go away on its own.
– My only 2 options at this point are to either stop wearing eyeshadow altogether or to continue testing until I can find something that works.
Was any of that information I didn’t already know? – Nope.
Am I bummed? – Yup.
This past weekend I used a Stila Palette on my eyes and didn’t have a reaction. Yet, I’m still hesitant to use it daily.
I also recently tested a few shadows from Physicians Formula that seemed to be alright.
Unfortunately, I’m at the point where I become stressed when testing new products. Some of the crazy thoughts and questions that go through my head are, “Am I going to be clawing out my eyes in the next couple hours? Am I going to be able to wear any makeup after this? Are my eyes bloodshot yet? Is that tingling I feel on my eyelids?” I’m not exaggerating when I say, I’m a total basketcase during these “testing periods.”
However, is it worth it for me to try and figure out a solution? – ABSOLUTELY
The next 2 brands I’m going to test on my eyes are LORAC and CLINIQUE.
Here are some brands that I can NO LONGER use on myself- eyeshadows specifically:
– Morphe <– tested COUNTLESS times – skin DOES NOT agree
Of course, there are other brands that I’ve tried, but the reactions haven’t been as consistent. These 3 brands unfortunately have caused an allergic reaction each time I’ve used them.
Just a reminder, I am in no way blaming these companies for my reactions. Unfortunately it’s just my skin that doesn’t agree with their products.
Anyways, thats my one and only rant for the day. 🙂
Let me know if you or anyone you know is going through something similar!