It’s been few days since I posted… I haven’t been my best.

In the midst of my whirlwind project (which has now been postponed until after Thanksgiving), I forgot some key things about myself. The most important (for now) is that I’m allergic to silicone. I discovered this lovely fact while putting on a pair of silicone hybrid contact lenses. My eyes swelled shut within 24 hours. That was 4 years ago.

Flash forward to last week, when I was eyebrow deep in MAC Acrylic Paints. They’re silicone based. And while I didn’t use the paints on myself, I used a silicone based cleanser to clean all my brushes (just in case any of the paint got stuck in them. Then I used those brushes on my face.

It did not end well.

I’m currently covered in hives (NOT A GOOD LOOK!), but the good news is… they’re getting better. Ugh. First the oxygen madness… now this! This is a lesson to me to THINK before I get slap happy with makeup and what not.

I’ve been using By Terry foundations in the meantime, because they double as skin care (and cover up all these unsightly marks). I took a few pictures… I’ll put ’em up tonight.


  1. Raisa says:

    aww, I'm so sorry to hear about your skin. Glad its starting to look better!

  2. ShahadaKarim says:

    Thanks Reese! It was a rough lesson, but I learned it.

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