Every morning I get ready in the morning I have GMA on This segment Make Up's Dirty Secret: Haven for bacteria.Really caught my eye and I wanted needed to share with my readers.
First and foremost as beauty mavens I am sure we all know the guidelines on when to chuck old product. Some of us like to hold onto our favorite hard to find make-ups or think "well I have had this eyeshadow for 5 years but I barley used it so it must be still OK right?" No! It only takes one use and the the heat is on. Once you use your products you have exposed to mucous membranes, skin, open blister from a cold sore it will begin to build a petri-dish of bacteria like E.coli, streptococcus, pink eye, herpes to just name a few.
Secondly I'm not a doctor BUT .it's a known fact. Some people are growdy and don't wash their hands after using the toilet. So be careful when you are testing make up at the make up counters. A lot of folks would just bypass the testing applicators and just gouge their dirty little fingers straight away into the testing pallets. Which is actually very thoughtless and rude. But planet Earth is not a perfect world and a lot of their inhabitants ignore the fact they have to share this planet with other humans. So if your not careful you get pink eye because some doucheweasle (that is the word of the week, in case you may not know. @EvilAngel666 on twitter is making a point of using it as often as possible.)doesn't like washing her hands.
What can we do about this? First and foremost throw away that old make up! It's gross! and no one looks sexy with pink eye! Also consider buying smaller samples of eyeshadow/blush or lippies. The really cool thing is independent mineral make up companies like Aromaleigh, Purley Cosmetics, Fyrinnae, Morgana Minerals, Glamour Doll Eyes (just to name a few) offer generous samples. So instead of ordering the whole eyeshadow, order the sample.It will last you a long time. Trust me! Most samples come in little baggies, Fyrinnae gives hefty samples in jars. Then you can use baseball card holders and a binder to store your samples. I have SO many samples there is no way I can use them all in one sitting. Order big on things like cover up, foundation, finishing powder or primer. This way you can save money and get more eye/cheek/lip colors!
I wasn't able to get an embedded copy to show here on my blog but you can check out the link here (PLEASE PLEASE very informative):