Should You Swap Mascara and Eyeliner? Not to get all "you're gonna go blind" panicky, but Dr. Edward Kondrot, the director of the Healing The Eye & Wellness Center in Dade City, Fla., says if even the smallest particle of infected makeup gets lodged inside your eye next the cornea, it can be "devastating." Devastating as in ... you're gonna go blind. It's rare, but it happens. "Pseudomonas, an infectious bacteria, is of most concern since it grows in a moist environment and can lead to a serious corneal ulcer," says Dr. Kondrot. How does a pesky case of pinkeye jump to losing your sight for good? "A closed eye acts as a bacterial incubator," says Kondrot. A comforting thought as you drift off to sleep tonight.
The verdict: No. These are high risk, avoid at all costs.
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