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Denise
Posts: 1,898
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada


I know a lot of artist who use small fan brushes for mascara application, I especially like them for men. I read on another post that you can get mini mascaras through Sally's but you may need  to ask them to bring them in as not all stores stock them.
Jul 02 12 10:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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Thomas Van Dyke
Posts: 1,430
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Denise wrote:
I know a lot of artist who use small fan brushes for mascara application, I especially like them for men...

+1  This is what I do for male talent... btw, use Benefit's babe cake classic brown/black eyeliner duo... it's water activated and EZ to clean up...

Female talent?  mainly accepting bridal clients now... give them the mascara tube gratis... simply roll the expense into my fee...

reusing tube mascara brushes?  not on my watch...

Jul 03 12 04:45 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Dani Snow
Posts: 43
Los Angeles, California, US


A friend told me recently about a makeup artist she knows that LOVES a certain brands wand, I can't remember the brand, but apparently she calls the packaging distributor and just orders the wands.
I would guess that it's a little more expensive than most disposable wands, but might be worth it.
Sorry that I have no further info on how to go about it, but it's worth a shot!
Jul 04 12 09:47 am  Link  Quote 
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MakeupProject
Posts: 9
ThessalonĂ­ki, Voreia Ellada, Greece


I find it great idea to use disposable mascara wands, but I am a little confused...
When you use them you dip them in the mascara container, apply on the eyelashes and then thow it away? So you will need a different wand for each eye and for each mascara layer, because if you dip it again you miss the whole point, right?
Jul 05 12 04:48 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Lauren Reynolds Makeup
Posts: 282
London, England, United Kingdom


MakeupProject wrote:
I find it great idea to use disposable mascara wands, but I am a little confused...
When you use them you dip them in the mascara container, apply on the eyelashes and then thow it away? So you will need a different wand for each eye and for each mascara layer, because if you dip it again you miss the whole point, right?

Yep, dip once and chuck it. I always keep a massive supply!

Jul 05 12 07:15 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Christina Cleary
Posts: 58
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


MakeupProject wrote:
I find it great idea to use disposable mascara wands, but I am a little confused...
When you use them you dip them in the mascara container, apply on the eyelashes and then thow it away? So you will need a different wand for each eye and for each mascara layer, because if you dip it again you miss the whole point, right?

One wand has always been enough for each eye for me.
I don't double dip.
I just turn the mascara coated wand around to use the other side.

Jul 05 12 09:05 am  Link  Quote 
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Maja Stina
Posts: 3,616
London, England, United Kingdom


Any MUA who uses the wand that comes with the mascara is gross and shouldn't be working. Same goes for MUAs who use a brush on the lipstick after it's touched the model's lips, or even the actual lipstick on the model's lips!

I do NOT want a sty and I certainly don't want fucking herpes!

The fact that anyone would ever CONSIDER doing these things is just horrible!
Jul 05 12 09:53 am  Link  Quote 
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Maja Stina
Posts: 3,616
London, England, United Kingdom


Christina Cleary wrote:
One wand has always been enough for each eye for me.
I don't double dip.
I just turn the mascara coated wand around to use the other side.

One wand is usually enough for both eyes for me and if it's not, I get a new wand out. Because double dipping is just as gross as using the original wand.

To install a llama's confidence in me, I actually snip the original wand off as soon as I open my mascaras.

Jul 05 12 09:54 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Meena Heartsong
Posts: 435
Columbia, Missouri, US


Maja Stina wrote:
Any MUA who uses the wand that comes with the mascara is gross and shouldn't be working. Same goes for MUAs who use a brush on the lipstick after it's touched the model's lips, or even the actual lipstick on the model's lips!

I do NOT want a sty and I certainly don't want fucking herpes!

The fact that anyone would ever CONSIDER doing these things is just horrible!

I get the ick factor, but some are satisfied using the lipstick tube and then spraying with alcohol and wiping off the top layer. Personally, I don't know why since a small scrape and a lip brush would seem more precise and use less product, but at least it's an effort at sanitation.

Jul 05 12 11:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Christina Cleary
Posts: 58
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Meena Heartsong wrote:

I get the ick factor, but some are satisfied using the lipstick tube and then spraying with alcohol and wiping off the top layer. Personally, I don't know why since a small scrape and a lip brush would seem more precise and use less product, but at least it's an effort at sanitation.

Eww eww! They can spray that sucker all they want, but lipsticks are a wet product which breads bacteria and not everything is going to die with a spray of alcohol. I wouldn't allow an MUA that did that in my team.

Jul 09 12 08:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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