Keeping your makeup kit sanitary is very important, especially if you are a makeup artist. If your makeup is contaminated with bacteria, it could cause infections, acne and other skin problems. Keeping your products and tools clean is very easy and quick. Here’s a few basic tips:
1. Wash your hands: always clean your hands before applying makeup. You can use an anti-bacterial soap so that you can clean your hands everywhere without the need of water and soap.
2. Use a disposable wand: don’t use the wand that comes with mascaras or lipglosses. Use disposable wands instead and never double dip!
3. Use a tissue: to sanitise powder products, simply wipe the surface off with a tissue before and after use.
4. Use a spatula: putting your brush or finger in a makeup jar can contaminate the product. Instead, scoop a bit of product up with a spatula and place it onto a clean palette.
5. Sanitize makeup and tools with Isopropyl Alcohol: just dip lipstick, liners, pencils etc in 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (higher concentrations can be too harsh). This alcohol can also be used to clean brushes and other beauty tools such as pencil sharpeners and palettes as well.
6. Clean brushes: use a brush cleaner (or, like mentioned above, Isopropyl Alcohol) to spot clean your brushes. Wash them with water and soap at least once a week to deep clean them.
7. Throw away old cosmetics: toss products when you notice their color, smell or consistency has changed and don’t use makeup that’s past its expiration date.
What do you do to keep your makeup sanitary?