I wanted us to have a long and happy relationship. I really did. Everyone told me you were gentle and soft and good for sensitive skin. They told me that you were the perfect thing for removing eye makeup. You even come in a hypoallergenic formula. I thought we were set for years to come.
You were so disappointing. Rather than being gentle and soft, you were harsh and irritating. You made my eyelids swell and become heavy, like they were sitting on my bottom lashes. I have had days and days of antihistamine eyedrops and topical cortisone cream (thank you Miss Sunshine!) to get my eyes back to normal. No, I just don't think this is going to be a long-term, sustainable relationship. And I am terribly disappointed about that. Disappointed that you didn't live up to the hype. Disappointed that no one warned me this was a possibility.
Since I can't be friends with you I'm on the lookout for a new friend. I'm thinking organic, cold-pressed coconut oil might be a better friend for me. No chemicals, no detergent-like liquid masquerading as something more pure that it really is. Yes. I think coconut oil might be just the friend I've been looking for.
No Longer Putting Up with Puffy, Itchy Eyes
I'm calling this summer my "Makeup School Summer". It's amazing what you can learn on YouTube. One of my very favourite teachers has been Kate at The Small Things Blog. She is so sweet, and very knowledgable, so I felt like I was in good hands all the way through summer. I had to supplement her tutorials with a few for more mature skin, and hooded eyelids, but I'm well on the way now. And then came the micellar water debacle. For the last 6 weeks or so I have been battling these itchy, puffy flareups and wondering if it was the mascara, or what else it could be. The micellar water is the only other new thing I hadn't used before, so by process of elimination I am fairly confident this has been the culprit.
I'm hoping the coconut oil approach to removing makeup will do the trick (again, thanks to Miss Sunshine). I'll be posting a follow up to report on how that goes.
Do you have sensitive skin? What have you found to be a giant flop? Or a great thumbs up?