Post # 1
I am so worried! Please help!
Yesterday, I had my trial consultation for my make-up and hair. I was so excited. This was the first time that I’ve had my make-up done professionally…or what I thought was professionally (salon had great reviews, now I am very upset). I had no idea what to expect, until I talked with my mom afterwards….
I am so terrified….now!!!
-The make-up artist applied mascara, lipstick, lipgloss and lip liner directly from the tubes. I did not see sanitize anything before or after using it.
Can I catch herpes or other infections from on my lips and eyes? What are the chances? I am SO worried now.
I wish I had thought about it before or had know….
Post # 3
Unfortunately, you can catch those kinds of things through shared make-up. Conjunctivitis can commonly be passed through mascara wands and eye makeup applicators, HSV can be passed through lipstick/lipgloss and their brushes.
But take a deep breath, just because it CAN happen, doesn’t mean it will. Conjunctivitis is a pain to deal with but after some drops your good to go! Did the person open up new containers, or just re-use already open stuff? If they re-used stuff, you need to NOT go there again obviously, and also maybe bring it to their attention. They should be using new applicators for each person, not using the brushes supplied with the makeup.
Post # 4
I’m sure you are fine. BUt i would not be going back to that place. They should be using one time dispensable applicators.
Post # 5
I think that the chances of catching anything are very slim but I would not be going back to that place. Try to find another makeup artist and make sure that they sanitize everything properly in front of you.
Post # 6
Any good makeup artist will use disposable mascara wands disposable sponges, and brushes that have been cleaned. A good artist will separate the used brushes after to clean them. Find a new make up artist!
Useful article: http://www.everydayhealth.com/skin-beauty-specialist/sharing-makeup.aspx
Post # 7
I am definetely finding a new make-up artist! I can’t believe it didn’t even cross my mind until afterwards. You think that “professionals” would be cautious…guess not. This salon came highly recommended and received great reviews. Uggg…I am just so worried. May go to the doctor this evening for some antibiotics…all I need right now is pink eye…Thanks for your responses and support.
Post # 8
@Chloe0309: I don’t think a dr will prescribe you antibiotics until you start showing signs of infection. Just relax and don’t work yourself up over it. A good MUA will use disposables, but just because you didn’t see the brushes cleaned, doesn’t mean they weren’t. Mine had it all laid out, disposables already in the mascara tube before I even got there. The only reason I even knew they were disposables is because the wand snapped halfway through and I saw her grab another disposable wand. I’m sure you’ll be OK.
Post # 9
Yes you can catch various infections through shared make up. Quite frankly, the odds are pretty slim. Most make up artists are not going to do make up with their supplies on someone with pink eye, or a cold sore.
Post # 10
Your makeup artist should definitely use disposable applicators. I model and often in fashion shows, makeup artists are so rushed they sometimes forget, so it’s good to keep an eye on what they are doing. I’ve gotten a cold sore from lip stick/gloss application , but then again I am cold sore prone. Out of the hundreds of times I’ve had my makeup done, I never contracted an eye infection but I’ve heard about it….
Post # 11
Don’t go to the doctor demanding antibiotics. The dangers of overprescribing unnecessary antibiotics and contributing to the development of drug-resistant microbes are a lot greater than the extremely slim risk of catching something from the makeup. Yes, she should have been more careful and you don’t want to go back to her, but take a deep breath, be grateful that you have an immune system, and relax and let it take care of you.
Post # 12
@Chloe0309: I would reccomend purchasing organic led free make up.
Post # 13
also impitego and pink eye…. I would have the artist use your brushes and make up if possible. Not the stuff she’s had sitting in a case for 5 years.
Post # 14
Like PP said, usually they use disposable mascara wands, and brushes that are washted regularly. You are overreacthing a bit. While it’s POSSIBLE to contract things from used make-up, if it’s a professional it’s unlikely, as they probably took measures you weren’t aware of (cleaning brushes, etc)
Post # 15
Take a breath and make new inquiries on Monday.
Every artist is different with their cleaning regimine – I buy new mascaras every 3 months. I buy smaller vials of liquid foundation so I’m using it all before replacing every year. I use BeautySoClean to sanitize my powders and surfaces, sanitize my brushes, and sanitize all my creme products.
If you’re really having a trust issue, bring your products and ask the artist if your foundation is camera/flash friendly. Maybe ask her to do some personal shopping for you so that whatever foundation, mascara, lip, etc she gets you is YOURS.