Monday, July 24, 2006

Mascara & Bacteria.

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. Ask for our PureLash Lengthening Mascara in Jet Black, Black/Brown, Teal, Wine or Navy.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am a makeup artist, small time, however I cannot stress this enough to people, they just don't get it or care. Many people do not even think about how many millions of bacteria harbor in your or someone else's mascara. Thank you for making the public more aware.

Anonymous said...

I don't like useing anybody else's makeup period. I never have, never will. I just don't think makeup was made to share. That's not a bad thing.

kmanucal@aol.com said...

I never did like the fact of using someone else's make up. This tip just confirms it. Great tip to have when I go have my make-up done at a studio. Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

I get so grosed out from testers.

Anonymous said...

I always wash my brushes.

Anonymous said...

Jane Iredale has some great Brush Cleansers.

Anonymous said...

Jane Iredale's Brush Cleaners are both great, and the Brush Shampoo can also be used as a Shampoo and Conditioner in one for your hair.

Anonymous said...

I love Jane's Brush Cleanser.

Anonymous said...

I like to use the Brush Shampoo on my hair as well.