Wednesday, April 12, 2017

RRbeauty: Make-Up Shelf-Life and How To Clean Make-Up Brushes

Hello Girls!

Many of us are less willing to throw away our makeup that's been nesting at the bottom of make up bag for years. Selagi tak habis, selagi tu korang guna kan?? ***Tak ngaku tak pe..

Yes! Cosmetics are expensive, and while we readily throw away the food that's past its use-by date, many of us hang onto makeup for many years, often sharing it and applying it in ways that can make us vulnerable to infections. Throwing away half-used products may hurt, but detoxing your makeup bag is the perfect excuse to discover some new favorites.

Make-up is women's BFF

It should make us pause for thoughts when we realized that :
  • Foundation and skin care products are absorbed by the skin
  • Lipstick is ingested when we eat and drink. 
  • A mascara wand can foster bacteria that cause conjunctivitis and the pumping action pushes them deep into the product. - If mascara is shared, the spread of infection is inevitable.

If you do get an eye infection or a cold-sore, throw away any product that's been used on the offending area, and wash the brush every time you apply concealer to a spot. Avoid using sponges that come with foundation or powder compacts, as these transfer bacteria directly between the face and the product **Sentappp tak, korang...

So girls, here is a guide to recommended shelf-life.
And please remember to keep the lids on tightly and store away from heat.

3-6 months : Mascara

6-8 months : Concealer, Cleanser, Cream foundation, Liquid Foundation, Moisturizer

1 year          : Blush, Eyeshadow, Lipgloss, Lipstick, Loose powder, Pressed powder, Shimmer powder, Toner

18 months : Eye and Lip pencils

Keep Clean!

Okay girls, always upgrade with new makeup. So, the best way that you can do is you can mark date on the makeup tools with marker.

Don't forget to make sure that your makeup stays clean and hygienic. Just simply follow these steps:

  1. Dampen the brush with lukewarm water. If you have used your brush for cream-based makeup, you'll need some oil (olive oil/ almond oil) and pour onto a paper towel. Start swirling the brush into the oil (Don't soak the brush in the oil). Gently run the brush back and forth across the dry paper towel to loose the dirt. Rinse with lukewarm water.
  2. Use baby shampoo or any other cleaning product and swirling your brush on the palm of your hand
  3. Rinse again
  4. Squeeze the water out and use the towel 
  5. Let it dry completely under the hot sun

That's all for now.
Hope these tips can help you to be more beautiful and confident

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