Avoid using eye cosmetics if you have an eye infection or the skin around the eye is reddened. Wait until the area is cured. Discard any eye cosmetics you were using when you got the virus.
Eye cosmetics are intended to make eyes more beautiful, or in some cases to cleanse the eye area. One thing they shouldn't do is cause injury. Most are safe when used the eye cosmetics correctly. However, there are some things to be careful about when using these eye cosmetics, such as the risk of infection, the risk of injury from the applicator, and the use of unapproved color additives.
Eye cosmetics are usually safe when you buy them, but mistreating them can allow dangerous bacteria or fungi to grow in them. Then, when applied to the eye area, a cosmetic can cause an illness. In rare cases, women have been for the time being or permanently blinded by an infection from an eye cosmetic.
Don't share or exchange eye cosmetics -- not even with your best friend. Another person's germs may be harmful to you. The risk of contamination may be even greater with "testers" at retail stores, where a number of people are using the same mock-up product. If you feel you must sample cosmetics at a retail shop, make sure they are applied with single-use applicators, such as clean cotton swabs.