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Model

angel emily

Posts: 1020

Boston, Massachusetts, US

What is proper hygiene for make-up application?  The "etiquette" if you will?   Common sense tells me you don't share tools and lipstick/eye make-up straight from the container, and always use clean brushes (or do you replace them after each client?) -- but what else is there to know?

Dec 21 12 07:08 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Tegan Lynn MUA

Posts: 511

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Straight from the FAQs:

SANITATION

Sanitary/Hygienic Precautions Thread
http://modelmayhem.com/p.php?thread_id=230097

Sanitation - Do you submerge your brushes?
http://www.modelmayhem.com/p.php?thread_id=230623

Foundations? Do you scrape out a bit or do you..
http://www.modelmayhem.com/p.php?thread_id=229443

MUA hygiene horror stories:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/p.php?thread_id=66665&page=1

Dec 21 12 07:28 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Cynna Stylz MUA

Posts: 217

New York, New York, US

Here are a few videos that are good "how to" Hygiene basics, sanitize and disinfect your tools and makeup. When it comes to makeup hygiene... sharing is not caring.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2_zzilbFA8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPoMpBlmUBQ

This one cracks me up!!! Sanitation OCD is real!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeTy0bYwobw

Disposable tools and 91% Alcohol are my best friends.

I hope this helps,

Good Luck

Cynn

Dec 22 12 06:00 am Link

Makeup Artist

BMR-MUA

Posts: 548

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

model emily  wrote:
What is proper hygiene for make-up application?  The "etiquette" if you will?   Common sense tells me you don't share tools and lipstick/eye make-up straight from the container, and always use clean brushes (or do you replace them after each client?) -- but what else is there to know?

Makeup hygiene is part of the larger concern about safety during photo shoots. See
Safety, Hygiene and Sanitation for Makeup Artists (warning: long post)

Dec 22 12 08:50 am Link