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Help serious make up question

Posted by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 7:30 AM
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My dd is in a high school play that opens next week.  On this coming Monday they are having a full dress rehearsal and she was told to bring in a ton of make up starting Monday.  including Foundation, Powder, eye shadow, blush etc....  The problem with that is 1. she nor I own any make up. 2. I don't know what colors to buy her and 3 she can't wear make up. Its horrible for her skin as in she will break out in really bad red, bumpy bumps all over her face.   She's suppose to look like a lady in waiting but she'll end up looking like some kind of red  Halloween witch.   She can't even wash her face with most soaps.  Her skin is extremely sensitive.

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lucky2Beeme
by Platinum Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 7:37 AM

 Read this, research some brands and then buy them at CVS. You can return makeup there.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the fragrances and preservatives in many makeup products can irritate the skin. If your skin becomes red or itchy after applying makeup, you don't have to completely forgo cosmetics or change your daily makeup routine. Being more selective on the ingredients and types of products you use can prevent sensitive skin inflammation. Does this Spark an idea?


  1. Ingredients

    • Read the ingredient labels of all makeup products before purchasing. Since fragrances can aggravate sensitive skin, look for products that are labeled "without perfume" or "fragrance-free." Do not buy products labeled as "unscented." According to the American Academy of Dermatology, "unscented" products often contain fragrance to disguise the smell of the chemicals. Although makeup preservatives (such as formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol and paraben) can cause skin irritation, products containing water must have them to prevent bacteria growth. Compare product ingredient labels and choose products with less than 10 ingredients to avoid aggravating your skin with numerous preservatives.

    Face Makeup

    • Choose face makeup (such as foundation, concealer or blush) labeled "non-comedogenic" or "hypoallergenic." These products are designed to be less likely to cause allergic reactions. Select powder foundation or cover-up when possible. Powder cosmetics tend to contain less preservatives because they don't contain water, an ingredient more susceptible to bacterial breeding. If you prefer liquid foundation, select products that contain silicone. The University of Alabama Birmingham Health System reports silicone foundation is less likely to irritate sensitive skin. Avoid water-proof products because they can strip skin of its protective oil and cause irritation.

    • According to the American Academy of Dermatology, eyelids are the most sensitive area of skin on the face. Look for lighter-colored, powdered eyeshadow because it contains less irritating color pigments than brighter shadows. Avoid eye makeup containing shimmer or glitter. If you use eyeliner, choose a wax-based pencil liner rather than a liquid eyeliner. Liquid liner contains latex, which can cause an allergic reaction on sensitive skin. When possible, choose black eyeliner or mascara. The University of Alabama Birmingham Health System reports black may be gentler on skin than other pigments. Discard eye makeup after three months to prevent bacteria accumulation that can further aggravate skin. Do not share any eye makeup products.

    Lip Products

    • Although lips are less likely to be as sensitive as your eyes or face, they can still become dry or cracked when irritated. If your lips are sensitive, use a moisturizing lip balm and lipstick or gloss. Avoid long-lasting lip color. The American Academy of Dermatology states that ingredients in long-wearing lip products are more likely to cause an allergic reaction. Throw away lip products one year after purchasing to prevent contamination.

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LaughingTattoo
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 7:40 AM

Unfortunately, thats part of theatre and dance. The makeups a must or else her face will disappear on stage (which would be horrible). You can get stage makeup that is gentle and hypo-allergenic/all natural. The kits are available online and through dance stores. However, with such a short notice, the only thing I can suggest is buying very expensive dept store makeup (organic)  and using a tutorial to improvise to make it work like stage makeup. A very gentle cleanser is best immediately after each performance.

A thick base foundation, light powder, a soft red cream blush, Waterproof mascara (black), and a brown poder for contouring and creating lines are all a must.

Tutorials can be found on you tube

 

Also, they will likely suggest false eyelashes, which are WONDERFUL but....if your dd is that sensitive to make up......the glue will reek havoc on her. Just use a ton of mascara and a lash curler.

Msgme
by Platinum Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Thank you.  Very informative and helpful.   Makes a ton of sense too.  when i buy her soaps, facial washes etc... i have to buy fragrence free  so i guess it would help with makeup as well.   gonna  hit up CVS this weekend.

Quoting lucky2Beeme:

 Read this, research some brands and then buy them at CVS. You can return makeup there.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the fragrances and preservatives in many makeup products can irritate the skin. If your skin becomes red or itchy after applying makeup, you don't have to completely forgo cosmetics or change your daily makeup routine. Being more selective on the ingredients and types of products you use can prevent sensitive skin inflammation. Does this Spark an idea?


  1. Ingredients

    • Read the ingredient labels of all makeup products before purchasing. Since fragrances can aggravate sensitive skin, look for products that are labeled "without perfume" or "fragrance-free." Do not buy products labeled as "unscented." According to the American Academy of Dermatology, "unscented" products often contain fragrance to disguise the smell of the chemicals. Although makeup preservatives (such as formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol and paraben) can cause skin irritation, products containing water must have them to prevent bacteria growth. Compare product ingredient labels and choose products with less than 10 ingredients to avoid aggravating your skin with numerous preservatives.

    Face Makeup

    • Choose face makeup (such as foundation, concealer or blush) labeled "non-comedogenic" or "hypoallergenic." These products are designed to be less likely to cause allergic reactions. Select powder foundation or cover-up when possible. Powder cosmetics tend to contain less preservatives because they don't contain water, an ingredient more susceptible to bacterial breeding. If you prefer liquid foundation, select products that contain silicone. The University of Alabama Birmingham Health System reports silicone foundation is less likely to irritate sensitive skin. Avoid water-proof products because they can strip skin of its protective oil and cause irritation.

    • According to the American Academy of Dermatology, eyelids are the most sensitive area of skin on the face. Look for lighter-colored, powdered eyeshadow because it contains less irritating color pigments than brighter shadows. Avoid eye makeup containing shimmer or glitter. If you use eyeliner, choose a wax-based pencil liner rather than a liquid eyeliner. Liquid liner contains latex, which can cause an allergic reaction on sensitive skin. When possible, choose black eyeliner or mascara. The University of Alabama Birmingham Health System reports black may be gentler on skin than other pigments. Discard eye makeup after three months to prevent bacteria accumulation that can further aggravate skin. Do not share any eye makeup products.

    Lip Products

    • Although lips are less likely to be as sensitive as your eyes or face, they can still become dry or cracked when irritated. If your lips are sensitive, use a moisturizing lip balm and lipstick or gloss. Avoid long-lasting lip color. The American Academy of Dermatology states that ingredients in long-wearing lip products are more likely to cause an allergic reaction. Throw away lip products one year after purchasing to prevent contamination.



Msgme
by Platinum Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 8:26 AM

thank you.   when she first auditioned to be in the school we knew make up would eventually come up. She's a theatre major  so it was bound to happen.   But with everything else going on with school and this paticular play it kinda just didnt occur to me until she came home and said we need to bring in make up on monday.    they were not specific with the types or colors  just to bring in a a bunch of makeup.   they were specific for the hair spray tho  lol

Quoting LaughingTattoo:

Unfortunately, thats part of theatre and dance. The makeups a must or else her face will disappear on stage (which would be horrible). You can get stage makeup that is gentle and hypo-allergenic/all natural. The kits are available online and through dance stores. However, with such a short notice, the only thing I can suggest is buying very expensive dept store makeup (organic)  and using a tutorial to improvise to make it work like stage makeup. A very gentle cleanser is best immediately after each performance.

A thick base foundation, light powder, a soft red cream blush, Waterproof mascara (black), and a brown poder for contouring and creating lines are all a must.

Tutorials can be found on you tube


Also, they will likely suggest false eyelashes, which are WONDERFUL but....if your dd is that sensitive to make up......the glue will reek havoc on her. Just use a ton of mascara and a lash curler.


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