Sometimes it’s just the packaging that seals the deal to make a purchase or simply because you love that brand so much and you are willing to pay good money for it.That’s why for some of us, we can’t bear the thought of even considering sharing our makeup with anyone else. Not even if it’s family because your make up is your makeup, right?
Well for some people, they don’t think sharing makeup is a big deal - where is the harm in letting your friend use a swipe of lipstick and a coat of mascara? Well, quite a bit actually. Did you know you’re basically sharing any germs that you and your friend’s mouths have come into contact with when you’re sharing lipstick or lip-gloss? And your mascara is already harbouring bacteria in the tube because of the pumping action we do and we basically pump air into the tube, causing the mascara product to dry up faster and creating an absolute breeding ground.
If you’re thinking you’re just being a good friend and helping out another friend look gorgeous for the night then we suppose there’s nothing wrong with that, but what if you have a mouth infection (think cold sores…) or your friend has one? Would you still be happy to share your makeup with them? Probably not, huh?
And as for your mascara, infections can be caused there too – what about those nasty styes? Sure, you probably shouldn’t wear mascara at all if you have a stye but if it’s on the bottom of the eye, surely you can apply a quick coat of mascara on the top lashes? Probably not because with all the irritation it causes in your eyes, you’re more likely to be blinking causing the bacteria to be surrounded across that one eye.
But that’s just a few of the more common makeup products that people tend to share. Sharing makeup brushes and other common beauty products like foundation and eyeliners probably shouldn’t be shared either. Eyeliners, like mascaras, touch everything around the eyes so you will most definitely be sharing eye germs. As for makeup brushes, just think how many time you’ve used them in between the last time you remembered to wash them, all the makeup excess, facial oils and bacteria will build up over time and you want to share that grimy combination with someone else?
What we’re trying to say is, avoid sharing your makeup with anyone else, even if it is your best friend or family. It’s too risky and easy to share germs and bacteria this way and let’s face it, you don’t want to have to deal with a nasty breakout just because you were too nice to say no to someone borrowing your makeup, would you? We say absolutely no to the sharing of makeup so we hope you understand why, too.