Eye cosmetics

Dermatol Clin. 1991 Jan;9(1):1-7.


Eye cosmetics are useful to highlight and emphasize the eyes. Currently available eye cosmetics include eye shadows, eye shadow setting creams, under-eye concealers, eye-liners, mascaras, artificial eyelashes, and eyebrow pencils. Special care must be taken when patients with sensitive skin or contact lens wearers select eye cosmetics. Eye cosmetics may also be the cause of either irritant or allergic contact dermatitis, which are two causes of the upper-eyelid dermatitis syndrome.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Contact Lenses
  • Cosmetics* / adverse effects
  • Cosmetics* / chemistry
  • Dermatitis, Contact / etiology
  • Emulsions
  • Eye*
  • Eyelashes
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Syndrome
  • Tattooing


  • Cosmetics
  • Emulsions