Did you know your eye makeup may be making your dry eye symptoms worse? Products that come in close contact with your eyes can be contaminated. Particles from powdered eye shadow and mascara migrate into your eyes causing further irritation.
Wear a lid primer. Primer gives any product you use something to adhere to, plus will last throughout day.
Wear a cream eye shadow. It won't migrate into the tear line or eyes. Apply with a brush; using your finger will more than likely result in smearing where you don't want it, plus it's less sanitary.
Use a concealer if you can't find a cream shadow. The only con with concealer is that you are limited to light, neutral colors. I'm currently in love with this peach/cream concealer from Jane Iredale, which you can find at Restoration Medical.
Use a cream eyeliner.
Apply eyelash primer on TOP of the lashes. It will save your tear line.
Curl your lashes.
Use a thickening mascara since it's less likely to flake after drying.
Apply mascara on top of your lashes, then apply from underneath, but only from the tips out to keep the product from irritating the tear line.
Remove eye makeup with baby shampoo diluted with water and a q-tip or with one of the lid hygiene products like Occusoft.
Do you have any makeup tips for dry eyes?