You don’t pay attention when applying mascaraiStock/gpointstudio
If you don’t give your mascara application your undivided attention, you could wind up with something a lot worse than excess black around your eyelids. “Some of my patients get scratches on their cornea from mishandling the mascara wand. It’s something that gets so close to the actual eye that you can scratch yourself if you don’t have a good technique,” says Michelle Rhee, MD, an ophthalmologist with the Mount Sinai Health System.
You’re a fan of shimmery eyeshadowiStock/staras
If you like to make your eyes pop with flashy eyeshadow, it’s a good idea to spend a little more to ensure your eye safety. “Some of the cheaper brands may have a ton of shimmer or glitter that can separate from the shadow; then it can get in the eye and irritate it if you’re not careful,” says Dr. Rhee. If that happens, flush out the eye immediately and consider switching brands. (These makeup tips will really make your eyes pop.)