well, nothing else was around my eyes today =]] just the mascara. so, i looked to see what its called. its; Sara St. James. i got it for xmas this year. i don't think the mascara is too cheap. online, its $12.
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM! I've learned that REGULAR MASCARA of any kind, no lengthening or whatever... just plain old colored mascara, usually in a lighter color than the skin or CLEAR MASCARA OR CLEAR BROW GEL.... will not irritate the eyes. I love CoverGirl's clear mascara because the brush is exactly like the brush of the regular mascaras.... It works great and i'm not rubbing it off all day.
I know it's possible to be allergic to mascara -- I knew someone who was and it was really a bummer for her. That said, I couldn't say what it was about it that made her have an allergic reaction to it -- I know she'd tried several different kinds. Like others have said it's probably an ingredient in it, but it might be one necessary to mascara. Perhaps you could ask your dermatologist to check out the ingredients?
I just purchased the Double Extend and it's making my eyes itch. I didn't think anything about it until I talked to my mother and she had the same problem with that mascara :( There are also several cheap lipsticks that break me out in tiny blisters, too! I would love to know which ingredient I should be avoiding so I don't breakout or itch! LOL