7 Items in Your Makeup Bag Secretly Carrying Bacteria

Your Makeup Bag is Carrying More Than Makeup … And It’s Pretty Gross

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Eye Liner: Any makeup product that comes in contact with bodily fluids should be sterilized, so before you tight line your water line, make sure that your eyeliner is clean because germs can live there too. If you’re using a pencil, spray it with alcohol and then sharpen your pencil to a fresh point, removing the old layer. If you’re using a felt tip eyeliner, just spraying it with alcohol will do.

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Makeup Bag: Because we’re often laying our makeup bags on different surfaces including bathroom counters, it can easily pick up germs. We suggest wiping your makeup bag and the contents inside of it with an antibacterial wipe weekly.