Maintaining good standards of hygiene is vital for any Make-up Artist and is something that I am very conscious of when doing make-ups. By using the applicators contained in lip gloss and mascara tubes on any number of times and on any number different people (an process commonly known amongst make-up professionals as double dipping), viruses and bacteria can be transferred from one person to another, however cross-infection and cross-contamination can easily be avoided by simply using disposable brushes.
Admittedly the use of disposable make-up brushes is, in itself is not a particularly ecologically sound act when we are trying to reduce the amount of waste we produce. It is however, a necessary evil of the make-up world and something that can save reputations and reduce the risk of cross-infection and thankfully there are now greener options when it comes to disposables.
|Eco Disposable Collection|
I discovered Eco Disposables from The Pro Make-up Shop a couple of years ago, having been a user of regular disposable brushes for many years and was overjoyed when I discovered this ecologically preferable alternative.
Sadly there aren’t anywhere near the variety of products in the Eco collection as in the regular range, however the hygiene basics; lip brushes, standard mascara wands, lipgloss and foam eye shadow applicators are all available. I have been reliably informed however, that the Pro Make-up Shop are looking to expand the Eco collection later in the year, so fingers crossed.
Currently the Eco disposables are available online from £1.80 for 25 disposables from The Pro Hygiene Collection