A New Standard in Beauty: Hygiene Takes Center Stage, Part Two What the Pro’s Should Know About Hygienic Makeup Application

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Makeup artists are celebrated for their ability to transform the faces of clients—but today, the impacts of COVID-19 may be transforming the way these beauty professionals work. True, sanitation has always been crucial—it was only last December that a study by the U.K.’s Aston University, highlighted in Forbes, found that nine out of 10 “opened, in-use products” were “contaminated with potentially dangerous bacteria such as E. coli and staphylococci.” Blending sponges proved to be the worst offenders; left damp, they create the ideal environment for bacteria to multiply.