Aside from perfecting our make up techniques, we should not also forget the proper hygiene with our make up brushes. It’s very important to clean them to prevent break outs and also to prolong the life of our make up brushes. This blog I would share has a detailed step-by-step cleaning techniques in makeup brushes that we can really apply.
I’ve posted how-to’s on beauty and makeup but I’ve realized that I haven’t posted about proper makeup hygiene. This is crucial because bacteria can harbor in makeup and brushes/sponges if not used or cared for properly. This can lead to eye infections, breakouts, and spreading germs. Eeek. So I’m going to go over some basics with you about your makeup’s shelf life (yes, just like food, makeup should be tossed when it’s reached its expiration) and how to clean and disinfect tools as well. Along the way I’ll answer some questions you might have already been asking yourself about your makeup. Ready to learn? Here we go!
How do I know if this is expired?
How does it smell? Stale? Has the color changed? Does it feel or go on different? Usually oil based products like lipsticks, and those that you touch with your fingers (such as concealer and foundation) are the first to go bad. These are exposed to germs and bacteria and should be checked regularly to avoid clogging pores and ruining your complexion. Ouch. Also anything that has a wand (that pumps air in) like lipgloss and mascara will last less than the rest.