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Top 6 beauty items for contact wearers

Erica Tiffany is a graduate from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. She received her bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with an emphasis in digital media. She has now joined the SheK...

Sensitive eyes?

Gentle yet long-lasting, easy to apply yet smudge-proof, well-made yet budget friendly. When it comes to our makeup needs, it really is a task to find the perfect product. But, it's an entirely different game if you're a contact lens wearer. You just want makeup that will stay put and won't irritate your eyes! Here I've rounded up the top six makeup must-haves for contact wearers like me.

Sensitive eyes?

Benefit BADgal Waterproof Mascara, $19

The worst part about wearing contacts? Getting makeup in your eyes that stings and having to take your contacts out, no matter where you are! This mascara is perfect for contact lens wearers because it keeps your eyes sting-free without sacrificing lash length and volume! It’s waterproof, so it won’t flake or smudge into your eye throughout the day, and it dries quickly, making it easy to work with.

Sensitive eyes?

Blinc Waterproof Eyeliner, $24

Blinc is a beauty brand that contact wearers can really appreciate. Its innovative formula works to create a waterproof line of color that won’t budge even if you have to rub your watery eyes. The small brush allows the liquid liner to be applied quickly and smoothly, leaving the perfect line every time.

Sensitive eyes?

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Lemon Drop Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer, $18

This eye shadow primer does double duty! Not only do the yellow tones neutralize redness from agitated eyes (think wearing your contacts through an extra-long day at the office), but the primer prepares your lids for your eye shadow.

Sensitive eyes?

e.l.f. Studio Mascara and Shadow Shield, $3

Make sure your makeup stays out of your eyes with this nifty little tool. Protect your contacts from eyeshadow or mascara fallout, by placing this shield on your lids while you work your magic. Even the tiniest makeup particle can drive you crazy once it's under your contact lens, so for only $3, this is a must-have in my beauty bag!

Sensitive eyes?

Clinique Color Surge Eye Shadow Trio, $24

Clinique products are known for being gentle, and their eyeshadow is no exception. With my sensitive skin, Clinique has been, and always will be, my go-to brand. These eye shadow trios come in five different pretty shades -- a different one to bring out any eye color!

Sensitive eyes?

Kiehl's Supremely Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, $17

Ophthalmologist tested and safe for contact lens wearers, Kiehl's eye makeup remover is awesome! The lightweight lotion is non-greasy and refreshing. Take your contacts out, let the cucumber gel cool and soothe your weary eyes, make a cocktail and say 'ahhhh!'

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