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Angelina Lee

Posts: 7

North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand

Hello smile

I'm hoping someone may be able to help me with this.

One of my bridal bookings, whose wedding is now about a month away, recently messaged me saying that she had a breakout with some kind of rash around her eyes. Her doctor has told her it is Perorbital Dermatitus and that she has to stop using makeup and certain other skin products for at least 2 months. She still wants to wear makeup for her wedding though.

My question is, are there any brands that are safe to use with her skin condition? Most of the brands I carry are acceptable for sensitive skin but I don't have any experience with this condition. Is there any brand I should absolutely stay away from?

Thanks so much in advance xo

Nov 25 12 03:38 pm Link

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Tara Pagliara MUA

Posts: 704

New York, New York, US

Angelina Lee wrote:
Hello smile

I'm hoping someone may be able to help me with this.

One of my bridal bookings, whose wedding is now about a month away, recently messaged me saying that she had a breakout with some kind of rash around her eyes. Her doctor has told her it is Perorbital Dermatitus and that she has to stop using makeup and certain other skin products for at least 2 months. She still wants to wear makeup for her wedding though.

My question is, are there any brands that are safe to use with her skin condition? Most of the brands I carry are acceptable for sensitive skin but I don't have any experience with this condition. Is there any brand I should absolutely stay away from?

Thanks so much in advance xo

First and foremost. Make her sign a waiver stating that any reaction she has from the makeup application you cannot be held liable for!!!!!!!!! And you need to stay away from anything perfumed. Stick to water based foundation I would think or have her go shopping for her own makeup from a Dermologica or other "safe" makeup collection.

Nov 25 12 05:03 pm Link

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Vanita MUA

Posts: 57

Seattle, Washington, US

I don't think it would be unreasonable to request that she provide her own makeup that is suitable for her skin condition.

Nov 25 12 07:56 pm Link

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Jaime Criel Makeup

Posts: 149

New York, New York, US

Tara Pags wrote:
First and foremost. Make her sign a waiver stating that any reaction she has from the makeup application you cannot be held liable for!!!!!!!!! And you need to stay away from anything perfumed. Stick to water based foundation I would think or have her go shopping for her own makeup from a Dermologica or other "safe" makeup collection.

Great advice, Tara! I'm curious what the client's dermatologist said when she asked if she could wear makeup on her wedding day..? What might help is researching what causes her condition. This may help you figure out what you can use and not use. "Natural" makeup would be the best way to go since it does not contain fragrances, preservatives, fillers, etc. that can irritate certain skin types.

Nov 27 12 03:36 pm Link