The Beauty Bible: An Eye Opener
Eye make-up cause of concern for eye complaints
Hello lovelies, happy Friday!
I hope you are all very well as this what feels to have been, a very long week draws to a close? Do let us know what you will be getting up to over the next couple of days. I will be attending my very first naming ceremony on Saturday, I don’t really know what to expect in comparison to a Christening. However, I will be surrounded by good friends, food (er, wine) and the cutest baby. I’m pretty excited.
For today’s feature we are of course looking to The Beauty Bible for yet another lovable product that is both wedding worthy, and in-fact perfect for everyday use, whether it be on the lead up to your special day, or not.
Brides want to look their best on their wedding day, so having flawless make-up is a must, right? Eye make-up products such as mascara and eye shadow are used to give lush lashes that both brighten and bolden the eyes. But, did you know that extensive use can be triggering and cause common eye conditions such as irritated, dry or red eyes – the very last thing a bride would want on her wedding day!
Personally, I suffer with hay-fever (thanks, Dad!) and eye makeup is the last thing I want to ever be applying with irritated, streaming eyes. I therefore understand how Brides and Grooms-to-be must feel as the anxiety sets in that they could have problematic eye’s on there wedding day.
Of course, this should not be something that anyone has to suffer with, especially in the long run. I’m proud to say that there are products out there that can both relieve the symptoms of irritable eyes and brighten them at the same time. It’s worked for me, anyway…
Thankfully, Murine Bright & Moist Eyes instantly alleviates the symptoms of dry eyes by moisturising and refreshing with their lubricating liquid gel. Their specially formulated with a brightener to give super-white, bright eyes. Helping to make them sparkle while also alleviating the symptoms of dry, irritated eyes. Fast acting and long lasting, Murine bright & moist eyes is ideal for great looking & great feeling eyes, in an instant.
It’s a win, win for Brides (and grooms) seeking to get rid of irritable eyes as well as actually keeping them whiter and brighter than ever. It’s gel-like formula is a breeze to apply to the eye’s, doesn’t run everywhere and offers a soothing alternative than other over-the-counter solutions.
New research from Murine, the eye-care over the counter treatment specialists, actually claims that make-up topped the poll of common triggers for eye irritations amongst women. The research, which polled 1,000 women, identified mascara as the biggest culprit of eye irritation. Hot on the heels of mascara was pencil eyeliner, liquid eyeliner and eye crayon.
Other survey findings from Murine include:
- Nearly one in six of women named everyday powder eye-shadow as an irritant
- A quarter of women keep make-up for a year before replacing
- One in eight keep cosmetics for over two years
- Surprisingly, false eyelashes were only responsible for less than one in ten of survey respondents’ eye irritation.
Research has also shown that an estimated 1.1 million women in the UK use eye make-up more than once a day and the Murine survey reveals that two in five 18-24 year old’s and just over a third of 25-34 year old’s wear make-up at least every day. The application preference of make-up is overwhelmingly in favour of brushes, with just over a third using fingertips.
Would you apply your make-up using your fingertips if you were to know it was healthier? I’d love to know your thoughts below.
Thankfully, eye experts agree that regular use of lubricating eye drops or eye wash can help fight eye irritations caused by make-up by lubricating, moisturising and refreshing the eye while also reducing irritation and redness.
Optometrist Susan Bowers says: “It’s easy to dismiss dry eye as a minor problem, but the impact on daily life can be devastating. Imagine how you would feel if every time you blinked you suffered sharp, shooting pains in your eye — for some people, that’s what dry eye disease is like.”
Leading beauty and make-up expert, Gina Akers adds: “Our eyes and eyelids are very sensitive and can easily attract infections. Make-up wearers need to be extra careful when applying make-up or other skincare elements near the eyes. Always check how long you can use the make-up product for and be vigilant about not using old make-up. If eyes do become irritated, wearers should stop wearing eye make-up and seek advice.”
Of course, I’d love to know your opinions, how do you cope with allergies/irritable eyes? Did this become a problem on your wedding day? Send us a quick message through the comments box below.
Have the best weekend, Ella x
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