If you have sensitive eyes, applying eye makeup can be a bit of a nightmare. Dust, allergies, air conditioning and lenses can all cause sensitivity in the eyes and picking a mascara can become a real challenge.
It's important to find a formula that contains the right kind of ingredients (avoid irritants like Isopropyl myristate and thickening agent HEC), and that are not fragranced. Hypoallergenic products are often best. Finding a formula that is not too stubborn to remove is also crucial with sensitive eyes, as having to scrub makeup off at the end of the day will only worsen the problem. You should also consider the type of brush you use - be it a plastic wand or a bristled brush, play around with different types to see what works best for you.
Application is important as well; for sensitive eyes, avoid applying the formula at the root of the lash. Instead, put it on slightly above the root and further away from the actual eye.
We've picked out some of the best hypoallergenic mascaras for sensitive eyes. Check them out here...