How to sanitize eyeshadow palette
We do an excellent job of keeping our makeup clean, but the unknown regarding the safety of the materials we use in relation to germs can make us unsure about the best ways to keep our makeup clean. Sure, some simple guidelines have remained with us since high school, such as never sharing mascara or eyeliners and keeping our lipsticks to ourselves, but when it comes to germs, there should be no doubt. For our personal health and that of our products, it’s vital to clean and sanitize makeup brushes and utensils. Have you ever forgotten to wash your makeup brushes for an extended period of time, only to find that they are so full of old product that they must be thrown away? You’ve raised your hands a couple times. When it comes to cleaning our equipment, a thorough clean is essential, and this cleaner from Beauty Blender comes with a built-in scrubbing mat that helps spread the soap around into brush hair bristles and those tough spots on sponges for a professional clean.
Step 1: Declutter and get rid of whatever you don’t need
This is also a good moment to double-check that none of the items in your kit or for personal use have beyond their PAO expiration date. This is typically represented by a jar containing a number and a letter. Also this refers to the “time following the opening.” A product’s scent and texture change can also indicate if it’s past its expiration date. Because many makeup products have an expiration date, it’s critical to check them often and replace them if necessary. It’s also a great time to stock up on our new makeup collection and beauty brushes.
Step 2: Disinfecting your tools and equipment
For additional information, see our blog post on cleaning makeup brushes. We should sanitize the handles as well as the bristles using a good vegan makeup brush cleaner. The most effective method is to wipe the ferrule and handle with rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball. After cleaning your brushes, apply rubbing alcohol or 70% isopropyl alcohol over the bristles to disinfect them further and ensure they are completely sterilized.
Brushes can endure a long time if they are properly cared for. However, as a professional makeup artist, you should always know when to replace your brushes if they’re starting to show signs of wear and tear. If you’re a freelancer who works on numerous clients on a regular basis, having a few sets of brushes on hand is vital, especially if you’re on a tight deadline and need clean brushes on hand before moving on to the next customer. We understand that having multiples of each of your important brushes is an investment, but it is undoubtedly beneficial. You can also include a tiny spray bottle of 70% isopropyl alcohol in your pack to disinfect brushes and other things on the spot.
Step 3: Make sure all of your cosmetics are clean
All items, whether liquid, cream, or powder, should be disinfected. To prevent cross contamination, this should be done between customers on a regular basis.
Cleaning powder goods can be intimidating, and some people worry that doing so will harm the powder. Simply soak your powder items with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol. Finally, allow for drying and evaporation. If you’ve ever had a hard layer over your powders that didn’t work as well as it used to, this is what you should do. Press the sticky side of normal cello tape up and down on the powder. The hard layer, which is created by an accumulation of oil, will be lifted off as a result. If this doesn’t work, scrape this layer off using a spatula, clean with a dry tissue, and repeat the disinfection step above. Remember to wipe down the powder items’ front, back, and inside as well! Sanitize as you go with biodegradable wipes!
Spray the outside of the liquid items with the same approach as the alcohol in a bottle, making sure to get into the hard-to-reach spots like the nozzle and lid with a cotton bud. It’s important to remember not to use the applicator directly on the face while applying liquid concealers to customers, as this can contaminate the container! Rather, use a brush to apply it on a petri dish or a beauty palette. This also applies to the applicators for lip gloss and liquid lipstick.
With a clean spatula, scrape away the top layer of the cream product and wipe it away with a tissue. Finally, squirt the alcohol on the surface and wait for it to evaporate. When using cream products in pots, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. Whenever possible, use a spatula to decant the product onto a palette. You’ll never have to re-dip into the pot again this way.
If your lipsticks have been de-potted and placed in a palette, follow the steps above again. Cut off the top layer of lipstick with a spatula if necessary. In a pot of rubbing alcohol, dip or spritz the lipstick bullet. To allow the alcohol to accomplish its job, it must be totally saturated. Make sure you do this in front of your client so that they can see you doing so.
Before using any kind of pencil, we always follow a rule of thumb. Hone, sharpen, and sharpen your skills. Always sharpen the pencil after dipping it in the alcohol, and then dip it again.
Did you aware that our mascara should be replaced every three months? Because bacteria can live in tubes. We also advise against pumping the mascara wand up and down because this can cause the mascara to dry up by pumping too much air into it.