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|
Eco disposable brushes are used in exactly the same way, and as equally well, as regular disposables. They are identical in size and overall appearance, with one difference; although the brush heads are made of similar materials to the regular disposables, it is the handles that make them Eco as they are made from bamboo, a sustainable product due to it's rapidly renewable nature.
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 for £4.73 for 25 disposables (they are usually priced at £6.75), this works out at about 18 pence per item - worth the money if it saves your professional reputation!
The Pro Make-up Shop was founded in 2008 and sell a huge range of hygiene essentials worldwide.