Women have used makeup to enhance their facial features for thousands of years. Health hasn’t been the priority with beauty products in the past if we remember all the disturbing stories about lead-based facial powders and eye shadows. You don’t have to worry about lead in your beauty products nowadays, but this doesn’t mean that there are no makeup dangers and that all products are safe and good for us — especially for our sensitive eyes.
When it comes to makeup and eyes, some of the riskiest beauty products are waterline eyeliner (this is the eyeliner that goes on the rim of the eyelid), eyelash extensions or false lashes, and color contact lenses. All of these products tend to increase the chances of developing an eye infection because bacteria can easily build upon them and you can transfer it to your eyes. This danger comes with using mascara as well, as the wand is contaminated as soon as you first use the mascara.
One more thing that can be dangerous is jabbing your eye with an eyeliner or mascara. This can leave scratches on the cornea, and make eyes red and irritated.