OMG! Warnig!!!!!!!! An Australian woman apparently risked blindness due to complications that resulted from not removing her mascara properly for decades. The 50-year-old woman admitted that she had been wearing heavy mascara for more than 25 years and frequently did not remove it completely. She eventually developed small, dark-colored bumps that had hardened on the inside of her eyelids. Some of the bumps eroded through her conjunctiva, a structure that forms part of the inner eyelid.