One of the best things about going into a shop, rather than ordering online, is that you get to see the products up close. You can see the finish on the product, hold it to see how it feels and what it looks like on your skin. As great as it is going into a shop to test out make up, they are are cesspool for bacteria, germs and even feces (grosssss!).
Previous customers could of had a cold or flu, conjunctivitis or cold sores. So it's really important to protect yourself from any bacteria that's lurking in cosmetics.
Next time you're in store checking out make up and skincare, remember these tips...
Never test on your lips. To try out lipsticks use the pads of your fingers. The skin is similar to that on your lips.
Test foundations on your chest and neck instead of your face.
Don't test eye shadows on your eyes. Instead use your hand or arm.
Mascaras can be a tube of germs so run away from any MUA that doesn't use a disposable wand.
After using a tester, wash your hands (and the product off).
Always remember that just because you and a MUA have clean hands, it doesn't mean the other hundreds of customers have clean hands too!
Do you use the testers at stores?