When can I wear eye makeup and contacts after an eye infection?

Depends. Usually your eye doctor will tell you when you can go back into contacts or wear eye makeup after an eye infection. This is why you should have an eye doctor diagnose you first since there are many conditions that can appear with similar symptoms as an infection, but turn out to be a more serious condition.
Makeup. After the infection clears, which may require a week or more...Do not resume makeup until all your symptoms have resolved...If they persist, see your local ophthalmologist...

Related Questions

How long after a eye infection ends can I wear eye makeup and contacts?

When improved. When the redness is almost gone, the eye is comfortable and there is no discharge, you can then reapply makeup and start wearing contacts. The time is variable for this to happen but the time to add contacts and makeup is easily determined when the signs and symptoms improve. Read more...

I recently started using eye makeup and wanted to know what the signs are for an eye infection so that I don't use my makeup and get it contaminated.

Red eye + discharge. Infection is rare from eye makeup especially if you do not share it with others. Most have expiration dates as well. Washing your face before applying makeup can help also. If you were to get an infection the eye might redden, there might be a pus like discharge and the eye might get light sensitive. But millions of users for eye makeup show that this is uncommon. Read more...
Reply. Any type of irritation in the eye, redness, feeling of foreign body and itching or swelling over the eyelids. Read more...
Redness,discharge. Redness, discharge, eyelids sticking together(worse in am), withscratchy foreign-body sensation, especially if there has been a recent upper respiratory infection. Read more...

Can you get an eye infection from sleeping with eye makeup? Any home cures? I don't have insurance.

Irritant rxn. Unless the material you are using is contaminated by germs, it is unlikely any eye infection is related. Many do get small bits of eyeliner or other makeup into the sensitive spaces around the eye (folds of the conjunctiva) this can cause swelling & redness that is irritant based rather than infective. Generous use of eye wash or artificial tears can remove the debris & help the irritation fade. Read more...