Have you ever wondered if makeup will make your stye worse? I asked a doctor who's studied the phenomenon. The answer: No. But make-up can exacerbate any other type of infection, like bugs or yeast infections. So if you do have a stye and a prescription is available, makeup may help speed along healing by creating an airtight seal around the eye — something that bacteria can't get through on their own.
Styes are small red pustules, which can appear around the nose. They form as a result of an allergic reaction to something you have been exposed to. In some patients it can be triggered by cold weather, wind, allergies and more.