10 Things a Makeup Counter Salesperson Doesn't Want You to Know
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Germs are everywhereWhile most makeup counter artists and salespeople clean the makeup brushes (a common breeding ground for bacteria) after they use them from one customer to the next, you can never really trust any brush that isn't yours, says one former Estee Lauder artist.
But "it's not the brushes consumers should worry about, it's really the products themselves," she says. "No matter how many times a day the sales rep cleans them, people love to come stick their dirty fingers in the colors to test them. It's amazing! Women walk right up to the counter, grab a lipstick tester and put it right to their lips. I think that's one of the most shocking things about working at the counter -- the general public's complete disregard for bacteria," she concludes.
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