Jan 24, 2012
Can someone please explain to me how you should use mascara in a hygienic way when you have more than one client at once? I understand about using the disposable mascara wands but if you put them in and out (more than once) of the mascara, won't the "germs" be around still for the next client? Am I making sense? Any help would be appreciated.
I do the same thing that Andrew does and when I am done I have a spray bottle with alcohol in it and I will spray the top part of the mascara and wait for it to dry before putting the lid back on. I am a germ freak so I always make sure to spray and clean everything when I am done
Dont yall find the disposables for mascara arent very good?!?!? i sure do...wish they would make them better. Do yall use disposable brushes with eyes too, or just disinfect between clients?
That's great! Thank you so much. I'm not a professional but I might be doing my cousin's wedding makeup and her bridesmaids and I wanted to find out all the do's and don'ts beforehand.
I use a separate disposable wand for each eye so there is no double dipping. Or if I have a bride- I purchase a small mascara and include it in her touch up kit.
Jan 25, 2012
You cannot sanitize a wand between clients, and you should never double-dip. As far as mascara wands being terrible - honestly if you work the wand correctly and are using a decent formula, it doesn't matter what wand you use. That said, if you are picky about wands, I'm giving away my dirty secret:
Bulk wands in different shapes and sizes:-)
Wow! Thank you SO much Jordan L.!!! That is outstanding :)
Jan 31, 2012
Jordan--you have the best advice on this kind of stuff!
Thanks guys - you know I realized I forgot to mention that for some of my "regular" clients and models, I just get them their own mascara and use that one:) High profile clients love this personal touch! Glad I could help with the link!
Feb 01, 2012
never dip your disposable wand in there...those disposable wands really add up too. To save money, buy a mascara fan brush. I scrape a glob of mascara onto a palette, then dip my fan brush into that. A good fan brush will run you about 15-20 bucks, but you can easily clean it in between clients and re-use
Feb 02, 2012
"Never" use a disposable wand? Fan brush is an option, but honestly impractical for many environments, fashion week included. Also, bulk wands from qosmetix are super inexpensive. A mascara fan is good to have and use if you like, but it definitely wouldn't be my first recommendation for jobs that are on a time crunch.
That said, I LOVE that someone still mentions things like this...it's nice to see that some people are old school like me lol.
Sorry, I meant never double dip your disp. wand in there, not never use one. I have 3 fan brushes in case I don't have a lot of time to clean in between..but even still, mine only take a second to clean. I'll never go back to wands
May 23, 2013
If you sanitize your client in the beginning of your makeup application (wipe down their face with a makeup remover wipe) you shouldn't have anything to worry about. Eyelashes are an extension of our body and if cleanse they are not a bacterial problem. Have your client keep their eyes closed and apply the mascara this way. You will also find this helps give their lashes a curl. It takes some practice but once you get used to it you will love it.
Wipe the wand and top of the tube on a sanitised wet tissue after each use/before dipping in the mascara again. Repeat for each client.
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