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Eyeliner Problems :(

I'm not a huge eyeliner fan, I will use it to do the natural smokey eye with the smudgy look or the cat eye on the top of the lid but that's as far as I go. For some odd reason every single time I've bought a brand new eyeliner, and used it on my waterline I've ended up getting a sty on my waterline, I'm not sure why, I've tried everything I could think of in order to sanitize and keep all of my products for such clean and am not an "eye toucher". My boyfriend loves me wearing eyeliner but i'm not sure i'll be able to use it much longer if this keeps happening...is there anything I can do, or hypoallergenic products I can use?? Please help before I lose faith in my liners Smiley Sad 

 

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It might be because you don't take off all of your eyeliner. My sister gets a sty whenever she doesn't take off her mascara completely. Try cleaning your eyes twice and see if that helps

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I know about cleaning makeup, but how do you clean your eyes? those water squirt things in biology classes? o.O

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Lol, so funny beautytester.  I think warm compresses are recommended for most small styes.  I wouldn't go putting soap on my eye...just gentle eye makeup remover =)  If it's much worse than that, an ophthalmologist/medicine is probably in order.  Don't play with your eyes ladies and gents, just look at poor Bob Costas at the Olympics!

 

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I get them in my right eye only...ever... they cannot figure out why except they flare up badly when I eat a lot of refined sugar. It's my body's outlet for the buildup I guess. They got so bad at one point I had thrown out over 500.00 worth of makeup and skincare products and started from scratch-- Finally when I found out my great grandmother had the same problem, I quit throwing everything away and now I only get them on occasion when I eat sweets. 

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What about trying a dark shadow with a wet liner brush?  It can give you the look of liquid eyeliner without the liquid.  Maybe since it's just shadow it wouldn't irritate your eyes as much.

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Andy, stys are caused by bacteria. If your sister develops a sty while using an eyeliner or mascara, they both need to be thrown away. Any product that she touched with her fingers needs to sanitized or tossed.

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It is not necessary to line your waterline. It all comes off in a few hours anyways, I would try maybe a cake liner and tightline the lash line. It could be the wax in the pencil is clogging the oil duct there as well and so wearing a product in your waterline should probably be avoided. No need to stop wearing eyeliner all together! 

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i would just use mascara on my lower lashes and the wet shadow technique sirenprincess suggested, making sure you clean off all of your eye makeup is another good suggestion.

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We have little sebaceous glands lining our "waterline" area.  These glands secrete oil and are there to provide lubrication for our eye and eyelid.  Styes can form whenever these glands get blocked because a blockage essentially traps bacteria inside.  It's actually probably not the safest thing for us to line our waterline so you may have better luck just lining the lash line above/below the lashes.  Some eyeliners are not formulated to be used on the waterline, they may be to thick or irritating.  If you're trying ones that are meant for the waterline, be sure to wash all traces off when you go to bed.  But as others mentioned, if you have an active infection, avoid eye makeup as it can become contaminated.  Check for common ingredients you may be allergic to and good luck in your search!!

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