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Magnolia Beauty

Posts: 56

Summerville, South Carolina, US

Does anyone use lip stain markers on clients? I swear by them in my personal routine, so I would love to carry some in my kit but I am worried about whether or not they dry out after sanitzing, and if alcohol wiping is even sanitary enough to even use them on multiple people.

Feb 13 13 01:36 pm Link

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Magnolia Beauty

Posts: 56

Summerville, South Carolina, US

No one?  hmm

Feb 13 13 06:49 pm Link

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Cynna Stylz MUA

Posts: 217

New York, New York, US

I wouldn't do it. I don't feel alcohol would work on that material to kill virus, at best you may mess up the tip and at worst you may not get all the germs. Maybe if you "stain" a q-tip or disposable wand and then use it on the lips...?  I don't have any to try here. let me know if it works.

Feb 13 13 11:27 pm Link

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Heather J M

Posts: 718

London, England, United Kingdom

You can do it, but you'd have to regard each lip marker as a disposable. Once used on the model, you'd best give it to them after the shoot.

Feb 14 13 02:31 am Link

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Makeup Hair by Dani B

Posts: 746

Los Angeles, California, US

Heather J M wrote:
You can do it, but you'd have to regard each lip marker as a disposable. Once used on the model, you'd best give it to them after the shoot.

+1

Feb 14 13 11:52 am Link

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Makeup Hair by Dani B

Posts: 746

Los Angeles, California, US

Heather J M wrote:
You can do it, but you'd have to regard each lip marker as a disposable. Once used on the model, you'd best give it to them after the shoot.

double, my bad

Feb 14 13 11:52 am Link

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ThirdEyeMakeup

Posts: 309

Los Angeles, California, US

Or, just buy a lip stain that's not in a pen form. You can try the Benefit Benetint, the Tarte lip and cheek stains, or the Stila lip and cheek stains (they come in a click-pen form that you can put on your palette and use from there).

Feb 16 13 06:44 pm Link

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ThirdEyeMakeup

Posts: 309

Los Angeles, California, US

Double-post oops. Is there a glitch in the thread or what

Feb 16 13 06:47 pm Link

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Magnolia Beauty

Posts: 56

Summerville, South Carolina, US

Cynna Stylz MUA wrote:
I wouldn't do it. I don't feel alcohol would work on that material to kill virus, at best you may mess up the tip and at worst you may not get all the germs. Maybe if you "stain" a q-tip or disposable wand and then use it on the lips...?  I don't have any to try here. let me know if it works.

Cynna Stylz MUA wrote:
I wouldn't do it. I don't feel alcohol would work on that material to kill virus, at best you may mess up the tip and at worst you may not get all the germs. Maybe if you "stain" a q-tip or disposable wand and then use it on the lips...?  I don't have any to try here. let me know if it works.

Thank you for your answers! I actually tried Cynna's q-tip trick, when I took out the ink holder inside the marker it was soaking, i could actually squeeze the ink onto my palette and Then use a lip brush. I use revlon bitten, and ive tried benetint and vincent longo stains,  sounds crazy but i think the colors and stay are as good or better in revlon - they are also crazy cheap since big lots started selling them for 1.99 lol. I'm going to squeeze the ink into little dropper bottles!

Feb 17 13 02:36 pm Link