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How safe is this stuff for your eyes?

Post by Acesneverwin on Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:22 pm

On the products themselves, it says like don't put red near your eye and a couple other colors. But I notice on here, people use all these colors. Is this just something they stick on there for the heck of it or is there a danger with this stuff and eyes?

There have been a couple times where when sponging paint, since it's water activated, gets in at the corner and then expands all through the eye. It doesn't hurt but it was a bit scary the first time I did it. One time I using white and it covered the whole eye and looked like I was blind in that eye (looked really creepy) but washed it out right away... I've gotten a lot more careful using them now but...

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Re: How safe is this stuff for your eyes?

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Re: How safe is this stuff for your eyes?

Post by alison mk on Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:51 am

neons make my eyelids turn to mush. the skin just disintegrates. it's the thinnest bit of skin we have on our bodies, so anything that might be tolerated well elsewhere could still irritate you there.

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Re: How safe is this stuff for your eyes?

Post by Kammy on Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:33 am

The one ones I've seen the warning on were Wolfe red and green. To be honest, those are the stainiest of their colours that I have, so I wouldn't use them around the eyes anyway because childen might try to scrub them off, and the skin's so delicate.

I will say that if I've done a black-eyeliner type look like the rose mask I painted yesterday, I seem to end up with black in my waterline AFTER I've washed it all off...even though I didn't apply the paint to my waterline as I know that's not its intended use. I kinda worry about that sometimes, but can't see what I can do about it, given that it just seems an unavoidable side-effect of the washing-off....
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Post by Kammy on Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:34 am

Also, I've got white in my eyes when sponging before. It makes everything go romantic-soft-focus for a while, but then it clears. Laughing No matter how careful I am, it happens sometimes.
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Re: How safe is this stuff for your eyes?

Post by Lady Jayde on Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:53 am

If your sponging results in fluid makeup running into your eyes, I'd say that you need to have less water in your sponge or load more makeup. I tend to ensure that my makeup is a loose creme consistency, particularly when I'm sponging around the eyes. I don't worry over much about painting around the eyes becasue I know that it's a cosmetic company that makes the makeup I use in that area, if I were to slip and hit my head hard enough to start using Palmers or craft paint it would be a different story. I've gotten liquid eye liner in my eye before and it hurt a heck of a lot more than any face paint makeup that strays onto my waterline. HTH
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Re: How safe is this stuff for your eyes?

Post by Kammy on Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:40 am

I know that getting the paint too wet can cause it to go into the eyes. In my case, however, that's not the cause. I'm half blind, have no 3-D perception and practising on myself is far more difficult than on others because I can't change position to get triangulation down, and also if my hand's in front of my seeing eye to apply colour....I can't see a thing, because my hand's in front of my seeing eye. A couple of times, as a consequence of all this, I've jabbed myself in the eye with a loaded sponge.

Thanks for the concern, though. I'm a newbie and it did take me a while to get the hang of wetting the sponge to the right degree, at the start.
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Re: How safe is this stuff for your eyes?

Post by Lady Jayde on Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:46 pm

Kammy wrote:I know that getting the paint too wet can cause it to go into the eyes. In my case, however, that's not the cause. I'm half blind, have no 3-D perception and practising on myself is far more difficult than on others because I can't change position to get triangulation down, and also if my hand's in front of my seeing eye to apply colour....I can't see a thing, because my hand's in front of my seeing eye. A couple of times, as a consequence of all this, I've jabbed myself in the eye with a loaded sponge.

Thanks for the concern, though. I'm a newbie and it did take me a while to get the hang of wetting the sponge to the right degree, at the start.

I feel for you Kammy. My son is legally blind without his glasses and it was an exercise in thwarting an axiety attack to first watch him trying to put contact in. Now he pops them in like nothing, but last year I just knew I'd wake up to hearing his screams as he impaled his eye fought with a lense that was put in backwards because even up close things are blurry for him.
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Re: How safe is this stuff for your eyes?

Post by Kammy on Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:28 am

Then you'll know exactly what I mean! I'm 100% blind in my right eye, and short-sighted in my left. I can paint others with no problems as I just "triangulate" to work out how close my tools are to the skin....but on me, that really doesn't work! I'm surprised I haven't blinded my other eye, yet. Wink

Glad your son got the hang of contacts - poor thing, it must've been scary at first! I've never worn them, but been tempted for costume-type reasons....some of the effects ones are amazing! For now, glasses will do.

Anyway....back to the topic! Eyes and paints! Laughing
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