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Beauty Q&A: Can I apply eyeliner to the inside of my eyelid?

Eva Asks: Is it okay to put eyeliner on the inner rim of your lower lid? that always seemed like a place not to put makeup to me, but makeup artists are always telling you to do it. Are there any dangers with this?

The Right Brain Righteously Replies:

Yes, applying eyeliner (or other eye makeup) inside your eyelids can be dangerous! Why? Because improper application of eye make up can damage the cornea (the clear front surface of the eye). An eyeliner wand can scratch the cornea and make it susceptible to infection from the bacteria that eye cosmetics can carry. Is it serious? Yes, we’re talking potential blindness here. Is it likely to happen? Maybe not, but do you really want to take that chance based on what your make up artist tells you?

For more details on the medical dangers of eye make up, click here.

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