8 Tips to maintain your Makeup tools


Lifestyle: Makeup is becoming essential parts of our day to day life. Everyone is pretty much conscious about their looks. Every woman is beautiful in her own way, but makeup helps in improving personality. Earlier makeup is only meant for girls, but now times goes by makeup is important for both males and females. Nails, hair and makeup are the three important part of once personality. Every woman deserves praise and appreciation, good and accurate makeup helps in growing confidence. Simple makeup takes only 5 to 10 minutes of our day.

Wearing makeup is important but maintaining makeup kit is also essential. We use ample of makeup tools in different phase of time. Conserving our makeup tool is important, so that we can use it for longer period of time. Wearing makeup is a daily activity, but the question arise when was the last time you clean your makeup kit? Dirty makeup kit can cause skin and eye infection. Most women faces the exact same problem i.e. overflows of cosmetics and they are clueless about maintaining makeup kit properly. These are the tips how to preserve your makeup tools.

1.For a healthy application, make sure you clean your brushes and spongers regularly. Sponges or powder puff should be washed once a week either in the sink with brush cleanser or you can pop them in the washing machine, too.

2.Never share makeup! Sure, it's fun to try out your friend's new lipstick or mascara, but sharing makeup is the perfect way to spread infections.

3.Each one of your products has a limited lifespan, so replace your cosmetics regularly to keep your skin looking its best.

  • Mascara: 2-3 months
  • Foundation: 6-12 months
  • Concealer: 1 year (liquid) or 2 years (stick)
  • Powder: 1 1/2 years
  • Eye shadow and eyeliner: 3 months
  • Lipstick and lip gloss: 1 year

4.It might come naturally to wet your brushes and pencils with water or saliva before using them, but this creates the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. And when transferred to the eye, even mouth-based bacteria can trigger an unwanted infection.

5.Don't use lip liner as eyeliner since this could spread bacteria from your mouth to your eyes or introduce ingredients to your eyes that could cause irritation.

6.Throw out old cosmetics and stop wearing makeup if you experience any irritation like a cold sore or eye infection. It's best to play it safe and discard any products you've used within two weeks of spotting the infection.

7.If you do want to try the latest shades in the store, be sure to use single-use testers and clean cotton swabs.

8.Makeup bags can get really mucky too so make sure you pop them in the wash every few months to keep them as bacteria free as possible. In between washes you can turn most makeup bags inside out and give them a once over with a face wipe for a refresh.