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

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.