Why You Should Never Share Makeup

Submitted by Pycraft Family… on Mon, 09/09/2019 - 9:00am
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Taking care of our eyes is a daily habit we develop. Even common activities or tasks can affect our eyes and vision. One example of that is when using makeup, and specifically sharing makeup. 

Don’t Share Your Makeup

Sharing is an ideal quality in people. But when it comes to makeup, make sure not to share with friends or family. Our eyes are easily susceptible to bacteria, which resides on makeup and utensils used to apply it. 

Eye diseases like pink eye can be spread through sharing makeup or makeup applicators that apply makeup around your eyes. Other infections, irritation, and inflammation can occur in your eyes if you share makeup. 

Bacteria resides in any makeup kit, makeup tester, and makeup utensil after the first use. This is why it’s important to bring your own makeup applicators and not share makeup. 

Anything in a Jar is Contaminated!

Even if you don’t share brushes or other makeup items, it’s crucial you don’t share the makeup itself either. One dab with a dirty brush in a jar of makeup contaminates the entire jar with bacteria from our faces. Even a clean brush will carry bacteria. 

Lastly, all makeup goes bad after a few months since bacteria continues to reside in the jar or container. If you haven’t used a particular makeup in some time, throw it out.