Makeup Artist 101: How To Clean Your Makeup Kit And Practice Makeup Hygiene


Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Cleaning Your Makeup Kit

Poor makeup hygiene is risky for makeup artist and clients. In recent studies, dermatologists have found that poor makeup hygiene can lead to infections such as herpes, E.coli, straph, and impetigo. While you would think that makeup sanitation would be at the top of your makeup artists list, sad to say, it’s not. Some celebrity makeup artist have stated that “keeping makeup truly germ-free take a lot of work.” Other makeup artists have even admitted that they don’t have time to sanitize their products between clients.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 7.6 million people endure traumatic experiences because of poor hygiene. In making this comment, there’s no denying how vital makeup hygiene is. The evidence shows that poor makeup hygiene can be detrimental to clients and makeup artist. Therefore we think it’s essential for everyone to learn how to clean their makeup kits, brushes, bags, and palettes. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about cleaning your makeup kit.


1) How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

A makeup artist should clean their makeup brushes daily. Cleaning your makeup brushes should take no more than an hour depending on how many brushes you have. The benefits of keeping brushes clean go beyond hygiene. Cleaning your makeup brushes can help you make them last longer. It’s also great for appearance. Believe it or not, no one trusts a makeup artist with poor hygiene. But, back to the subject at hand. If you’re looking for the best way to clean your makeup brushes here’s how our makeup artist clean their brushes:

  • Squeeze a dollop of gentle shampoo into a glass or bowl, and fill it with water. If you don’t have makeup brush cleaner shampoo, Dawn is a great substitute.

  • Swirl your brushes in the water and gently massage the bristles to eliminate any build up and gunk

  • Rinse your brushes with clean water and carefully squeeze the water out

  • Lay your makeup brushes flat to dry

  • Once your brushes dry store them back away

  • If you notice that you’re brushes aren’t sparkling like new once you clean them, it may be time to replace them. While some high-quality brushes can last for years to come, most makeup brushes should be replaced every three months.

  • If you don’t have time to clean your makeup brushes, you should consider using makeup sponges. Makeup sponges are easy to use, and they are easily disposable.

2) How To Clean Your Makeup Bag

With Spring cleaning just right around the corner, there’s never been a better time to clean your makeup bag. Try this quick trick.

  • First, flip your bag inside out and empty all of your makeup possessions.’

  • Wipe off any makeup powder or lipstick they have smeared in your makeup bag

  • For makeup artist with a cloth makeup bag, put your makeup bag in the washer

  • Once your done add all of your makeup tools back to your makeup bag


3) How Clean Your Lipstick

Whether you’re a makeup artist, or you’re just applying makeup on your own, lipstick hygiene is critical. If you choose to avoid cleaning your lipstick, you could put yourself or your clients at risk. If you’re a professional makeup artist and you plan on using your lipstick daily, you consider washing it after every use. It just takes a few seconds. All you have to do is take a wet nap and wipe it off. You can also dip it in rubbing alcohol then let it carefully wipe the tip of your lipstick with a clean paper tile.

4) How To Clean Your Makeup Pencils

Cleaning your makeup eyeliner pencils is simple. All you have to do is sharpen them. By removing the top layers of the eyeliner pencil, you have eliminated the excess bacteria. Next, dip the tip of your pencils in rubbing alcohol for 30 seconds. Once you're done, let them air dry. Finally, wipe off your brushes with a clean napkin prepare them for your next usage.


5) How To Clean Your Eyeshadow

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to clean your cake makeup products, use a clean bladed edge utensil and carefully scrape the product. Remember, don’t press too hard on it or you will break it. Next, throw the contaminated eyeshadow in the trash. Next, take a Kleenex, or wet nap and wipe off the surfaces of your pallet Here’s a list of makeup artist products that you can’t clean and should be disposed of after each use:

  • Mascara

  • Disposable makeup sponges

  • Pan lip gloss

  • Out of date makeup products and supplies

Still, need more information about good makeup hygiene? Not sure where to find a good makeup artist that you can trust. Contact Kosmetike Beauty Salon located in West Palm Beach. Our makeup artists offer one on one makeup lessons on how to practice good makeup hygiene. We can also provide you with a licensed cosmetologist to help you with your makeup. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring your makeup artist hygiene. Take the necessary actions to ensure that you are working with a makeup artist that cares about your skin. Contact us today at (561) 352-4659