Makeup Sanitation For Makeup Artists


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Use disposable mascara wands.

Never double dip into the mascara.

That can cause pink eye, herpes or other infections.

Mascara and eyeliner should be discarded every four to six weeks highly recommend or replace every four to six months.

Cream Products:

When getting out cream products Use a palette knife or spatula

Use 90% rubbing alcohol to sterilize after each use.

Powder Products:

Wipe powder products with a tissue after each use. Try Beauty So Clean for cleaning powder products. Face powders, bronzers, powder products replace after a year.


Replace your foundations every six months. Use foundations with a pump they last longer than liquid foundations without a pump. Foundations which are a cream foundation use a spatula and scoop out a small amount on a stainless steel palette.


Lipstick, lip liner and glosses are good for two years. Use a spatula to get product off the tube and put it on a stainless steel palette.


Use alcohol to sanitize tweezers, scissors, and lash curlers.


Wash your brushes each night after each use. Have at least three sets of brushes when working on multiple clients. Spot clean with a makeup brush cleaner like Cinema Secrets or Parian Spirit to spot clean. Deep clean and sanitize when you get home.


Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation

I love the new Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation. I had the original Fit Me but I looked like a grease ball in my T-zone. I like this foundation I love how it feels on my skin. It doesn’t have a strong scent. You can build up the coverage. I use two shades 330 Toffee Caramel and 355 Coconut. I wish there were a few more shades for women of color. Overall I would recommend trying this foundation. It doesn’t transfer. I do need to touch it up if I have sweated but it lasts for a decent amount of time. I would recommend this to combination or oily skin┬áladies. If you have dry skin try the dewy fit me foundation.

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