Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Makeup Artists should always be hygienic!!



Ever since I attended school for makeup I have been extra aware of hygiene and making sure everything in my kit is sanitary. It was always stressed to us in school and I'm a firm believer that it is our duty as a MUA's to make sure we follow this.

I have been in 2 weddings since I graduated and seen a few other artists apply makeup and almost all of them used the mascara wand from the used tube on their clients and then placed it back in the tube only to use it on another client.

I don't care how great of an artist you are this is NEVER acceptable!
Disposable wands should always be used and never double dipped as to not contaminate the entire tube.

Ladies if you are ever getting your makeup done and the artists tries to use the mascara wand from the tube, unless its a brand new tube and they are giving it to you to keep after, stop them right away!
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Check out this article...
Taken from Jane Iredales Skin Care Blog

If you have your makeup done professionally, never let the artist apply mascara on you from a tester that still has its wand. This may seem drastic, but you don’t know where that wand has been! A conscientious professional will cut off the wand and use disposable brushes. She will also never double-dip.

Why is this so important?
We all have bacteria that live in our lashes. We live harmoniously with them provided they don’t get out of control. Every time you use mascara, you take off some of those bacteria and put them in a dark warm environment hospitable to bacteria - the mascara tube. Eventually, their numbers will break down the preservatives. So don’t keep your mascara longer than three months.

Professionally, if someone comes at you with a mascara tester with questionable history, ask the artist if she would mind taking a new one from stock and using disposable brushes on you, or buy a mascara from her and ask her to use that one.

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Better to be safe than sorry ladies!

xoxo
Farah
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3 comments:

Pam on June 3, 2009 at 12:04 PM said...

Every time I got my make up done for a wedding I would normally bring my own make up. Now, I will defenitly not let them touch me with mascara that has been used on another person with the same wand with a ten foot pool. Thanks for the tip.

Naomi Alecia on June 26, 2009 at 2:26 PM said...

Great post!
I could not agree with you more on this. I and too find that since learning the art of makeup application that I make sure to keep my brushes and products sanitary. You definitely won't catch me double dipping in a tube of mascara. Yuk!

Oh Pretty Makeup! on March 26, 2010 at 11:59 AM said...

AMEN to that sista!! Ever since i got a nasty eye infection a long time ago when i got my makeup done at a beauty counter, i've been super conscientious of brushes, products, applicators that are used on me and others. i learned the hard way that it is so important to keep it clean. Thanks for posting and reminding us all.

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