Sunday, 25 January 2015

How To Extend The Life Of Your Cosmetics


The Pro Hygiene Collection Antibacterial Makeup Spray - £10

Over the years I've accumulated a ridiculous amount of beauty products. I'm not a makeup artist & have no interest in ever becoming one so it seems kinda pointless to keep hold of so much stuff. I've been trying to clear out some of my vast beauty collection recently and makeup is always the hardest category for me to dispose of. I've spent a lot on these products and by getting rid of them it's like I'm literally chucking my money in the bin. Some things really do need to be binned like weird smelling lipsticks & old mascaras but it is possible to keep hold of some older products with the help of this wonderful Antibacterial Makeup Spray from The Pro Hygiene Collection. I love their Makeup Brush Cleaner which is great for spot cleaning your makeup brushes and when I spotted this spray on Feel Unique I figured it could save some of the products that I couldn't bear to be parted with.

This antibacterial spray kills 99.99% of germs within 60 seconds of application without affecting product performance. Once used it also inhibits regrowth of bacteria on the surface of makeup products. You can use it on gels, creams, pencils, powders & lipsticks. As well as makeup you can use this product to sanitise tools such as pencil sharpeners, eyelash curlers & tweezers. The main things you can't use it on are mascara & lip gloss. Since getting this product I've been on a huge hygiene kick, spraying all my makeup after use & disinfecting all the older products in my collection. It's so quick & easy to use and it won't ruin your products either.




One of those products that I definitely had to save was this MAC Royal Assets eyeshadow palette from their Antiquitease Holiday 2007 collection. That means I've had this palette for seven whole years. Pretty gross, right? But those colours are totally beautiful & as this was a limited edition palette it's not like I could've repurchased them. I used this practically every day for a whole year when I first got it. I love how the silvery shades look on my eyes & I've never found another a set of eyeshadows quite like this. The little 211SE brush that came with it is actually really great too. I'm tempted to replace it with the Charlotte Tilbury Rock Chick eyeshadow palette but this MAC palette has huge sentimental value for me. Anyway in order to disinfect these eyeshadows all I had to do was hold the bottle 30cm away from the palette, spray once & leave them to dry. The spray doesn't leave any residue or add a hard crust to your powders. These eyeshadows still have exactly the same texture & pigmentation as before, they're simply cleaner & safer to use. This antibac spray is a dream for fellow makeup hoarders. It is one of the best things you can buy to preserve your cosmetics & you'll be able to use your old products without having to worry getting spots or eye infections from them. Everyone knows that they have to clean their makeup brushes but it's just as important to clean the makeup itself and that's why this antibacterial spray is essential for any makeup lover.


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13 comments:

  1. I have this too. I once sprayed it on my UD Naked 2 palette and it melted all the writing of the product names off! I don't know if I was spraying too close or what but I was so annoyed haha. It is very handy though and comes in useful for spot cleaning brushes!

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    1. haha oh god! i think they mention that you have to be careful of the packaging & wipe it off the plastic bits right away. i guess it must be the high alcohol content. i think i'll cover up the names when i do my naked palettes then ;) xx

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    1. it really is :) i'm kinda grossed out by how long i went without using something like this on my makeup! xx

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  3. This sounds amazing! I'm always scared of using old products (and even new ones, I'm a total germaphobe) because of bacteria and stuff, and £10 seems like a real bargain to avoid disgustingness

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    1. you should definitely get some then. i hate germs too, i'm constantly wiping everything around my house with antibac wipes. this stuff will help to keep your new products fresher for longer :) xx

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  4. Ohhh, that's clever. I should definitely look into this. I'm glad it's not too expensive.

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    1. yeah i think it's a decent price for something that means you won't have to constantly repurchase old products xx

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  5. Omg I'd been wondering if there was a product like this available! Will totally be buying it. Also would be perfect for times when friends ask to borrow make up/you use your make up on other people. xx

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    1. definitely! it's a must-have for anyone really. just wish i'd bought some sooner! xx

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  6. Will definitely have to purchase this! Looks like a staple for every persons make-up collection.

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    1. yeah i totally agree. it's marketed towards muas but i really think it's something that everyone needs xx

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