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Lindsey Wixson Has Allergic Reaction to Fashion Week Makeup 2011-03-07 12:44:05

Fashion Week Makeup Gives Model Lindsey Wixson an Allergic Reaction

Poor Lindsey Wixson. The 16-year-old Fashion Week staple has tweeted that instead of walking the rest of Paris Fashion Week, "I'm coming home tomorrow due to an allergic reaction to the make-up from the day before. :(" Here's wishing her a fast recovery, and many, less allergic Fashion Weeks in the years ahead.

I feel terrible for Lindsey, and her misfortune is a good reminder that makeup can cause serious allergic reactions, not just run-of-the-mill breakouts. Clearly, with FW's hectic schedule, there was likely little time for Lindsey to test all this stuff on herself, but for those of us with a little more free time, performing a patch test before you put new cosmetics on is always a good idea.

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Smashboxchick Smashboxchick 6 years
^^ Aww man, I probably wear makeup that I'm allergic to then because my eyes are constantly watery. It always feels like they're leaking.
nikkisoda nikkisoda 6 years
I feel her pain!!! I am suffering form an allergic reaction this morning. =( If I get any type of reaction from make up it's always on my eyes. Big puffy watery eyes. (tear)
EricaJane EricaJane 6 years
My hands were really dry and so I stopped at a Walgreens to buy some hand lotion. I chose Eucerin and put it on before driving off. Maybe 30 seconds later my hands were in horrible pain, burning and stinging. They started to swell and welt and I was having trouble breathing. I made it home, and rinsed it off, but I had residual effects for a few days. I'm also allergic to a lot of brown eye-liners.. something about the red dye in them (which I learned about on Bella :) ).
Smashboxchick Smashboxchick 6 years
She actually still goes to school. I remember her talking about going to Prom. Or maybe she's in school part time. Anyway, I wonder what kind of allergic reactions she had.
bryseana bryseana 6 years
16 years old? shouldn't she be in school anyway?
Jaime-Richards Jaime-Richards 6 years
Not 100 percent certain, Ladyseven, as she did not verify, but she was in that show, along with several others.
Ladyseven Ladyseven 6 years
Was she in the Viktor & Rolf show? The models were wearing red facepaint- I can imagine there might be irritating dyes in that...
ItsGlisten17 ItsGlisten17 6 years
As a makeup artist, I'm truly sorry that this had to happen. I personally pride myself in testing the products I will use on a bit of the model's skin a week prior to actual application. I hope she is okay! xoxo
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