Last December, I was diagnosed with a strong nickel allergy relating to food. I always had it as a child wearing necklaces and earrings containing nickel. But food? I never knew.
It is hard to stay on the low nickel diet considering there’s a lot I have to give up. But when I do, it’s helpful.
Now I’m more concerned with makeup I use. I had once fallen asleep with makeup on to wake next morning with red eyes that were painful on under eyes. Eventually, the redness, itchy, pain eyes turned into pink eye.
I have noticed and these palettes have done it in previous years; however, I chose to ignore it; my eyes will get a bit itchy or watery. It will do this with Kat Von D palettes: Sinner and the Butterfly palettes. It will also do it with Urban Decays Naked palettes. Not only the palettes, but both companies eyeliners and mascaras.
Keep in mind, these two companies are my favorite. Their products are very pigmented and lasting. Therefore, not trying to bash either one. Just saying after couple hours, sometimes couple minutes, I will start to feel my eyes irritated, itchy, and/or watery. Sometimes, my eyes will become red.
I have a weak allergy to Quaternium 15. But my allergy Doctor wasn’t concerned with that. Maybe because I barely complained of what certain makeup causes and the reaction wasn’t as bad as whatever was causing me to get sick, asthma, and vomitting every month.
Anyways, my strongest allergy is Nickel. That’s it. And I’m thinking I may have to be careful in looking for nickeless makeups.
Searching through Sephora and Ulta websites, I found Buxom, the palette I recently purchased, has an ingredient that correlates with nickel allergy- Bismuth Oxychloride. There is another ingredient I found that contains nickel- iron oxide. These two I read have known to irritate sensitive skin and people with nickel allergy.
I was looking through Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette and I thought maybe I should have stuck with my first thought on getting a palette from Too Faced. Compared to Buxom, Chocolate Bar doesn’t seem to contain the Bismuth Oxychloride. If it does, please let me know. I may have missed it.
Please note, like KVD and UD, I’m not trying to bash Buxom either. I actually like their eyeshadows. They are very pigmented and something I was hoping to try and keep using. But after using it all day today, my eyes became itchy and little watery. That’s why I wanted to check more into nickel.
That’s how I came upon the two ingredients- Bismuth Oxychloride and Iron Oxide.
Do any of you have nickel allergy? Are you sensitive to makeup or skincare? What makeup/skincare do you use? Also, I can’t decide on a Too Faced palette. What would you suggest?
I keep thinking Chocolate Bar. But then I’m not sure about the pink and certain colors. Then, I look into the smaller palettes. I’m not sure of certain colors in those ones. Oh, picking out a makeup palette is such a roller coaster ride! You would think it’s quite easy, right? 😛