It safe around the eyes! With 5% Lidocaine and a pH of 7.5, Microcaine is an excellent choice for providing pain relief for up to 1 hour when doing an eyeliner procedure. This is a topical cream that will stay in place when applied. It will not melt and run into eye, and with the same pH as human tears, it will not irritate the eyes. Numbing starts to take place within 20 minutes. 1/2oz jar with applicator tip provides No mess use with easy cleanup.