Cleaning our makeup brushes is literally the bane of our existence. We don't know why it's such an effort, but it is. Much like when you've sat down to do your makeup and realise you haven't wet your beauty blender yet.
UGH! The struggle.
But, it's so damn important you keep your makeup brushes clean and washed regularly, otherwise what happened to this Australian model may happen to you.
Anetha Page posted a pic on her Instagram of her infected eye, after serving four full days in Fashion Week. She claims the infection was caused by makeup artists not properly sterilizing their tools.
A letter to makeup artists and those getting their makeup done... I'm not going to sit here pretending I don't like modelling or isn't awesome because it really is and I do almost always have fun on jobs. Models have it good most of the time, especially in Australia however there are health/hygiene risks involved for models and anyone using testers or getting their makeup done people can overlook.
I have just been on a fashion show job for the past 4 days and unfortunately even though I had observed unhygienic practices and confronted the qualified artists (who I will not name) I still ended up taking home a nasty eye infection from fashion weekend. I do feel my safety concerns were dismissed as if it was part of my job to put up with these unhealthy conditions.
My message is not intended to critique the women who I trusted with my eye and skin health but to raise awareness of importance of hygiene practices amongst artists.
If you are getting your makeup done or using any testers, check everything has been cleaned to your standard even if someone scoffs at your concerns. This is not my first time receiving an ailment from a dirty makeup brush and unfortunately in my line of work I doubt it will be the last but please be aware of this if you ever come close to a makeup kit so you can keep yourself safe and healthy. 💖
Ps - It been diagnosed as a staff infection by the doctor and I'm now on medication 💖💖 #unretouched #nofilter
Obviously these brushes were used on multiple people, but you're at the same risk with our own, personal brushes. Bacteria can be spread anywhere, so plz, unless you want staph infections, clogged pores, conjunctivitis or god knows what else - get cleanin'!