Well, how exciting is this! It’s the first blog post by, Yourmakeupcourse.com, and me, Leena Adesara,bringing you all the latest and hottest information within the makeup world.
Since it’s the first post, I thought I’d take you all Back to Basics, specifically looking at Hygiene- its that dreaded subject that we all found boring at college, right? But, it’s more important than EVER tohave good basic hygiene in your work life, whether you do freelance work, work in a salon or you’rea counter artist. Hygiene is big business and by that, I mean, BIG suing business!
Remember when a certain brand allegedly got caught applying lipstick straight from the tube on a several members of the public at a concert and a makeup lover caught HERPES! I mean, its gross right, but you’d besurprised at how many times I have witnessed this happen. I think its only right we get down to the nitty gritty of great hygiene, we want all our clients to look AMAZEBALLS but we definitely want to be looking after their health too!
So, where do we start? We start with sanitising your kit, with products such as IPA and antibacterial products, the one I recommend using over your eyeshadows, blushers, palettes and lipsticks is by, the pro hygiene collection, a makeup antibacterial Spray, which kills 99.99% of germs withoutaffecting your product’s performance- how easy is that!
Available at cultbeauty
You can also spray it onto your brushes once you’ve given them a deep clean with a brush soap or shampoo and one that I’m loving now is by, Makeup Revolution, ‘Pro hygiene solid brush cleaner’ lather it up in the pot swirl your brush head into the balm which melts the makeup away, and you’re left with clean and soft brushes again.
Available at Makeup Revolution
I have to say, for me the crème de la crème of sanitising your brushes especially when you have back to back clients is the StylPro,
Available at stylpro
I wasn’t sold on this at first, but the busier Ive become the more I rely on it to quickly clean my brushes within minutes ready for my next client. It’sa god send!
Kit cleaning, once a month give your kit a deep clean, hot soapy water generally works and then a once over with an anti-bacterial flash wipe and a final spray of Dettol does the trick.
So, you’re all set up for your client, you’re work station is looking fly as you’ve laid down your beauty couch roll, paper roll or the amazing EMJ roll up mats- pricey but stunning!
Available at Emj Company
what’s the first thing you need to do before you even consult your client? You need to roll up your sleeves and sanitise those hands! A clean artist makes a happy client!
If you’ve got long talons try not to have them too long whilst working you can collect dirt and allsorts of muck under your nails and I’m sure your client won’t want to feel like one of your claws is going to poke them! Jokes aside, for real, long claw like nails on clients is a no no. Cute when you’re not working though!
Okay, so your makeup is clean, brushes are good to go, your workstation is looking fierce and you are correctly prepped! What are you waiting for, pick up a brush and do your thing!
Laughs and lipstick,