Some may ask: “is it really necessary?”
Why yes, it is. Here’s why:
Most of my eyeshadows from Mac and Urban Decay are depotted and stashed into a magnetic palette. (Mac Pro large duo). Yesterday I decided to replace the magnets at the back of my Mac shadows, because in time they lose their magnetic strength and if you don’t have inserts in your palette, they can start falling around. This is a very lengthy project and requires a lot of work with the hands. I ended up touching my shadows a lot. It’s inevitable really. The problem is, hands have germs. Even the cleanest hands. And germs spread. And if you touch things that will be used on the eyes, those germs could go into the eyes and cause an infection.
Well, I woke up this morning with very sore eyes. Needless to say why…
So I went straight to the chemist and got a small bottle of rubbing alcohol.
All you do is add 2-3 drops of the alcohol into the each eye shadow and leave it overnight to evaporate. Do this at least once every 3 months.
Some extra tips:
• don’t apply shadows with your fingers. It’s unhygienic and it’s a serious waste of product.
• don’t lend your shadows to your friends.
• don’t try testers in a shop. Think about it. Hundreds of people have put their fingers into it. It’s gross.
• keep your brushes clean. Yes, over time they can start harbouring germs which is why you should wash them at least once a week.
I hope this was helpful.
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