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The purchase cycle for beauty products usually involves some sort of trial
period to make certain the product looks as good on you as it does in
the packaging. Some stores go as far as provide individually wrapped sample
products others, use the age old makeup testers. So, how safe are these?
After digging deeper we found makeup testers to harbor several kinds of
bacteria, including E.coli and staph! Think you’re in the clear
with disposable applicators? If you are at a place where consumers are
able to have access to the samples themselves there is no way to be certain
they are all following the disposable applicator rule. If you truly feel
you need to try the makeup prior to a purchase, make sure you swab the
makeup with alcohol then apply the makeup to the disposable applicator
before testing on your skin. We feel it may go without saying but never,
ever double dip! Employees should be on the lookout for these alleged
‘double dippers’ however, some can slip through the cracks
and go unnoticed. Arm yourself with alcohol spray, disposable applicators
for one time use and test on the back of your hand when able.
Bottom line; never use any makeup that has come in direct contact with
another person’s face.