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  • Writer's pictureMegan Oliveri

Your Makeup Artist Shouldn't Be Using This On You

If we have ever met in person, y'all probably know that I am an absolute nut about cleanliness. & I am not ashamed to say that. I take my job as a professional makeup artist very seriously and I know that being in the position that we are in, we should be taking all precautions for keeping our clients safe. Read on to hear more about why you should say a big fat hell-no to these things.

1. Dirty Hands.

This sounds obvious but you would be surprised, my friend! I can not even begin to tell you how often I have seen makeup artists touch a client's skin without sanitizing their hands first. Our hands carry so many germs, we touch everything all day long!! Professional makeup artists should have 70% alcohol or high-grade hand-sanitizer on their station at all times. They should begin the makeup application with freshly washed hands. After your artist touches anything besides their clean supplies, they should be sanitizing their hands. That even means if they touch their own face, something that fell on the floor or anything else you can think of.

2. Beauty Blenders.

This really grinds my gears y'all. Re-usable sponges of any kind are an absolute nightmare. There is physically no way to sanitize the inside of a beauty sponge without tearing it apart, making it unusable. Sponges have been known to harbor bacteria, they are impossible to dry down all the way and cleaning them is a bitch. Knowing how hard it is to just clean my own beauty blender, I know how difficult it is to properly clean a whole set of sponges from a wedding of working on multiple clients. It's just not worth it and you can get the exact same effect with brushes and disposable sponges! Unless an artist is gifting you that beauty sponge after they use it on just you, it should not be used.

3. Lip products out of the tube.

If I see one more artist applying lipstick on every member of the bridal party in a damn assembly line I might cry!! Cream and liquid products should ALWAYS be removed from the original container and placed on a cleansed palette or on the back of a sanitized hand. It is not possible to sanitize a cream product after you have dipped into it multiple times unless you scraped off the top couple of layers and that is just a waste of product! Your artist should be taking it out of the tube or palette and using a clean lip brush or disposable lip wand to be able to apply it directly on your lips!

4. Unclean brushes.