Eye makeup such as mascara, eye shadow and foundation can be a danger to young girls, according to a recent study by the Environmental Working Group in America.
The chemicals in them can cause conditions such as cancer, infertility and hormone imbalance.
Conducted on 14 to 19-year-old girls, the study found that the harmful chemicals phthalates, triclosan, parabens and musks were found in all the beauty products tested.
It also found that the longer a young girl uses the products, the more harmful they could be.
Beauty products have also been linked to depression and eye infections can occur because the products can be easily contaminated with bacteria, especially when used by young children.
Colour additives in permanent dyes used on eyebrows and eyelashes could cause blindness if they come into direct contact with the eye.
by Martin Burns