It's better to be safe than sorry. " King also reassures us that it is safe to wear makeup at home — just as long as no one has borrowed your beauty products.
To ease my mind (and maybe yours) I reached out to two experts to weigh in. "I would ensure that if you are letting others borrow your makeup that you are wiping down the surfaces that they touch," says Amesh A.
And for the ones who only use their fingers to apply their makeup, which many of our beauty editors do, it's extremely important to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before and after applying products to your face.
If you want to be better safe than sorry, Adalja recommends wiping down common touch surfaces of the makeup case.
For this reason it would be beneficial to sanitize the outside surfaces of makeup containers. " Elbuluk adds.
But then, anxiety sets in, and I start thinking about all the germs and pathogens that could potentially be around me, which makes me wonder: Should I be sanitizing my makeup before using it?
Experts weigh in on how long germs can survive on the outside of your palettes. https://t.co/iogx1wti3T— Allure (@Allure_magazine) March 23, 2020