Makeup hygiene and sanitation practices I’m implementing in the post-COVID era, plus tips for keeping your personal products clean and sanitary too
Sanitation is my number one priority. Sure - so is the makeup, but I can't (and won't) perform services unless I have proper sanitation in place. Proper sanitation didn't start at COVID and it won't end. These habits will be in my routine forever. The below steps are ones I take for all of my clients to ensure that I am keeping you and myself safe and healthy.
I will continue to wear a mask when I'm doing makeup until the end of time. People may think I'm crazy in 20 years, but if my dentist wears one during my cleaning due to being in close proximity - I'm just as close if not closer to my clients when I'm perfecting a winged liner! Though I'm fully vaccinated, the thought of my breath in your face grosses me out. My clients are not required to wear masks, but highly encouraged if they are not vaccinated.
The makeup doesn't directly touch the client. For example: I don't take a brush, dip it into an eyeshadow palette, apply it on the eye, and go back into the palette. After taking numerous sanitation courses, I've learned that there are a lot of germs that spread when applying makeup that way. We all have good and bad bacteria on our faces and applying makeup in the traditional way on my clients is not worth the risk of spreading the bad bacteria. I don't take risks when it comes to my clients safety, so I use disposable applicators such as mascara wands, lipstick applicators, and cotton pads. The "ghosting method" is what I use for powder products. I work off of a palette and not my hand when using liquids and creams.
Separate Brush Sets.
I use a new, clean brush set for each client. These brush sets also include a separate eyelash curler, tweezers, scissors, lip brush, palette, and sponge. The sponge and lip brush are gifted to the client. When I'm finished with the brushes and implements, I put them in designated bags and do not open them until I'm home to clean them.
Wipe it down!
I allot 50 minutes for wedding party members but I designate a few minutes in between to clean, sanitize, and disinfect my station before the next client. I wipe down the area, lay down new paper towels to work on, and set up my clean brushes and implements for the next client.
Hand washing is performed before and after each client. If I apply anything on the eyes or skin with my fingers, I will wash my hands. Hand sanitizer is on my station for anyone who wants to use it.
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