Did you know that most mascaras contain tar and alcohol? I didn’t, until recently. gloMinerals Makeup has changed their mascaras to eliminate tar and alcohol from their formulas. I recently started using glo Lash Boosting Mascara (they also have a water-resistant formula) and I’m finding that I don’t have the chronic mild irritation that I used to live with. Obviously, not every case of eye irritation is caused by mascara. However, if your eyes are otherwise healthy but you have some degree of soreness, you might try changing to a non-tar containing mascara.