(Closed) SO WORRIED! Can I catch a disease from Make-up Application?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What are the chances of me catching a disease from this make-up application?
    Very High : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Very Unlikely : (34 votes)
    94 %
  • Post # 3
    891 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    3830 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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 # 8
    5221 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @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
    2781 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
    1095 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    594 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Chloe0309:  I would reccomend purchasing organic led free make up. 

    Post # 13
    4953 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    22 posts
    • Wedding: May 2010

    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.

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