I was most disturbed today when the GMA ABC segment on money-saving tips involved sweeping up broken powder makeup pieces off the floor with your brush into a baggie and using it with the "5-min rule" EEEWWWW!!! Then she joked about avoiding the dog hair! Who else thinks this is gross?
While I am a fan of being frugal, I am concerned about the hygiene AND the dignity of the advice to use old, broken makeup swept up from the floor with your makeup brush:
The tip to use broken makeup from the floor requires that the powder compact was broken on a hard floor (not carpet). Most areas of the home where makeup is and there is a hard floor (like the bathroom, hallway, or even the kitchen) are highly trafficked and can have bacteria or chemicals that would not be good on the face.
Would you drop your toothbrush on the floor and then not wash it off before use? Then why would you put particles swept up from the floor on your face?
If you have a floor with dirt, dust, or “bathroom related” bacteria it can cause an infection or irritation. Even if your floor is “comet clean”, residue from cleaning products swept up into the makeup can also be an irritant to delicate facial skin and eyes.
If you are in the position that financially that last bit of makeup is really valuable to contemplate saving, we all have been in a money-pinch or are there now,…is THIS the way you want to start your day?
Makeup should help add confidence to how we see ourselves so we exude the person that we want others to meet in us. Does this process of applying makeup from the floor make us feel our worth and respect? I will answer, “No.”
The process of how you apply your makeup is an acting-out of how we care for ourselves and what we feel we deserve. Would you sweep that makeup off the floor and give it to another person to use? No? Then why would you do that to your own face?
The best way we can care for ourselves is to use healthy makeup application processes and there are many options within our budgets.
Shopping tips for healthy makeup that is affordable, long-lasting, and will NOT break all over:
· Use makeup that is not contaminated by dipping tools into it in the process of application.
· Use makeup that is well contained in a spill/ break resistant container.
· Use an applicator that can be washed, cleaned, or disposed of /replaced to prevent bacteria.
#1 Powder Option: Clean storage and clean application
Stream Cosmetics Finishing Powder in a .06 oz portable size – The powder is contained in the cylinder and a push-button pump gives a gentle puff of air through the container to push just the right amount of powder into the attached brush. Just remove the brush cap, give the button on the end a quick push with your thumb, and you are ready to apply.
This loose powder leaves a natural, translucent finish and provides superior long lasting wear. Mineral based with oil control formula ideal for touch-ups. The best part is that the makeup remains clean and uncontaminated while the brush remains protected and clean in your bag or kit. (Plus the brush can be screwed off to wash if ever desired.)
#1 Foundation Option… AND Eyeshadow... AND Blush… AND Bronzer Options:
Drop in and airbrush for hands free application and no contamination
Airbrush makeup is not only an excellent option for the best foundation application but it is versatile enough to also apply your blush, eyeshadows, and bronzer hands-free. The makeup comes in plastic bottles, making it travel and drop friendly. The makeup itself is dropped into to the stainless steel stylus’ cup and then sprayed onto the face in a light, controlled mist. This keeps makeup applied bacteria free. The tool rinses quickly rinses with water.
Airbrush is now an affordable option for home use thanks to Stream Cosmetics and costs fit in most makeup wearer’s budgets. Stream Cosmetics offers a complete makeup system that not only includes the airbrush system itself, but also the makeup. Refills cost about the same as most quality makeup found at your local Target, Ulta, or department store. However, the makeup saves you on the cost of disposable applicators, quantity used, and shelf-life. Plus, finishing powder is optional with the matte finish airbrush foundation.
· Investment in a system that comes with several months worth of makeup can start at ~$180. You get the airbrush PLUS primer, 4 foundations, blush, highlighter, and bronzer
· The refills are as low at $29 for a large foundation and a regular size primer that lasts ~ 2 months with daily wear, 6-10 drops per day.
· Blushes, eyeshadows, and bronzers can be purchased for less than $20 each and last even longer than the foundations as you only use 1-3 drops for a complete look.
If you want to consider airbrush as an option to getting both health and dignity from your makeup than you should contact me, Stream’s Nationwide Distributor- #1054 Erica Chism. We can schedule an appointment for you to try Stream airbrush with a distributor near you. http://www.JoinStreamNow.com Shop online now!
(I am a Stream Cosmetics Certified Airbrush Makeup Artist and Stream distributors are provided with training on teaching you about airbrush. If you would be interested in selling Stream contact me for details StreamCosmetics@aol.com or watch http://youtu.be/JXOszdICwPg )