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That one time… I had an allergic reaction to mascara

May 26, 2014

This was not how I wanted to start my Monday. Looking all around my eyes like the marshmallow man from the Ghostbusters movie.

But I did. Allergic reaction to mascara. Ugh. Not a happy camper.

This is what my eyes normally look like:

What I normally look like. From a wedding in Fall 2013.

What I normally look like. From a wedding in Fall 2013.

It all started on Sunday. I was running errands and just tossed on some powder and mascara to look presentable to go in public (this is the South after all). I has this Eco-friendly, 100% natural, made from tea and fruit or something that I got for free as a part of a package. Seemed like a good day to give it a whirl. FAIL. Even more ironic that it is Eco-friendly.I was taking my makeup off that night and the area around my eyes were super itchy. Then this morning I woke up and looked like this:

allergic reaction to mascara

allergic reaction to mascara

You can’t even tell how bad it is in this photo. All swollen under, above and all around the eye. They itch like none other and are an ugly shade of red. Everyone keeps looking at me and doing a double-take. It looks THAT bad. I’ve had cold compresses on and off all day and taken normal allergy meds. If it is not better tomorrow I am going to have to go to the doctor. Sigh, I see a cortisone shot or something to reduce swelling in my future. It is ugly and driving me nuts. NOT using that type of mascara EVER again.

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  1. May 26, 2014 9:42 pm

    OMG..Ouch! Have you tried an antihistamine? like Benadryl?

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