Cute packaging, limited editions, exclusive colors, or just the simple fact that looking at your makeup collection gives you life. All bad reasons to hoard makeup. Makeup junkies across the globe share their makeup collections via Pin-worthy photos, inspiring us all to spend our yearly savings on IKEA shelves and drawers to house our lipsticks and liners.
Ditch the unrealistic idea of being the next Sephora, and really think about what you’re putting on your face. Unless you have the time to invest into knowing when to replace pieces of your collection when it comes “time”, think of your makeup collection as you would your snack cabinet. Eventually it all comes to an end. Just as your snacks meet their shelf life, so does your makeup.
So what happens when your makeup’s parabens begins to nullify, and dangerous bacteria begins harboring? Read on my dear…read on.
1.) Powder Products that no longer “transfer”
So you’re rubbing your makeup brush all over that favorite bronzer of yours, but it just doesn’t seem to transfer out of its pallet. You think, why is my makeup stuck? Should I get a knife and scratch off this hard layer?
– Powder products can be made up of compacted soft material, which can be porous. If you dip your makeup brush from the container, then onto your skin, and vise versa, you are transferring whatever is on your face into your product. Moisturizers, oils, skin cells, foundations… Yup, that hard layer on your bronzer compact is residual skin cells and old moisturizer.
– The good news: As long as your face is clean, and you are using sanitized brushes, this problem can be narrowed down. 1.) Buy Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner, and wash your brush as soon as you’re done with your makeup. Unlike traditional shampooing, CInema Secrets requires no water, and dries within seconds. This will assure no bacteria is harboring inside of the brush, nor transferring into your favorite products.
2.) Beauty So Clean makes a Sanitizing spray that can be used after you’ve used your powder makeup.
3.) Toss your shadow upon industry recommendations.
2.) What’s that Smell?
Your makeup may not talk, but it can speak to you. If the scent has changed, toss it.
– liquid products: foundation, liner, gloss, mascara, that begins to smell is bad. Simply said, just toss it.
3.)The consistency has changed
If you notice your makeup’s liquid consistency has changed, or separated, its time to toss.
4.) Clogged Applicators
If you feel you need to add water or oil to get your makeup to love you again, it never will and its time to break up. Clogged applicators mean air has entered the chamber. Exposure to air and outside elements is a breeding ground for bacteria. Especially in tiny, dark chambers (ie your liquid eyeliner or mascara tube). A trip to the ophthalmologist is probably more expensive than replacing your mascara..
5.) Tiny bumps on your shadow products
So you open your highlighter to see tiny pill like bumps on the surface of the product. No, this is not standard separation:
– Those raised bumps and boils can be a dangerous bacteria that is harboring inside of your product. If you notice separation, form changes, dark spots, or boils, throw out your makeup.
6.) Skin Changes
The easiest thing to do, is to ignore those tiny little bumps you’ve been seeing around your cheeks and nose. One day you notice three, the next you are noticing little colonies of these stubborn baby bumps
– . White heads are just one common kind type of acne that is caused by clogged pores. Dirty brushes, old makeup, ::cough:: ::cough:: not washing your face at night, can all lead to this pesky problem.
To top off our list:
Staphylococcus Aureus is a group of bacteria that can cause a multitude of diseases because of infection of various tissues of the body. Staphylococcus is more familiarly known as Staph (pronounced “staff”)
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa is an opportunistic bacterium that lives in soil, water, and even in environments like hot tubs and on cosmetic items.
Escherichia coli (commonly abbreviated E. coli) – is the name of a germ or bacterium, that lives in the digestive tracts of humans and animals. The most commonly transfered bacteria when you use DIRTY HANDS to apply makeup products.