• Do not hold onto old makeup style or cosmetics—throw it away after few months.
  • Never share your cosmetics with your friends or colleagues, as minute bacteria from their eyes is likely to spread to ours.
  • Avoid permanent colouring and dye for eyelashes, as they can cause irreversible eye damage if not used properly.
  • Never put your eye cosmetics on while driving a car. Your mascara wand can easily scratch your cornea. Also, avoid applying eye makeup on buses or subways-sudden stops can result in the risk of poking your eyes.
  • Always wash your hands before you dig into your makeup bag post which you can apply eye cosmetics.
  • Skip eye cosmetics when you’ve got an irritated or infected eye and if you think a particular cosmetic is causing irritation, stop using it right away.
  • Avoid eye cosmetics that are glittery or shiny, as they may contain ingredients that could itch or irritate the eye.
  • Do not use mascara that’s dried out and never attempt to moisten it with water. It’s best to replace mascara every two to four months or sooner if it’s dried. You can also, keep a permanent marker in your make-up kit and mark the date you open a new tube of mascara, to avoid using it past its shelf-life.
  • Keep eye cosmetics cool always at 85°F or below (do not keep them in your car or in a steamy bathroom).
  • Do not mix and match cosmetics. Use your eye cosmetics only on your eyes –do not use the same pencil for both lips and eyes, as that can cause bacteria stagnation.