Would You Buy or Swap Used Makeup Online?
Forums are a great place to expand your cosmetic collection, but you could be swapping unwanted viruses along with your unwanted shades
Although the forum's rules prohibit the sale or swap of used makeup and old nail polish, they are accompanied by a link to this tutorial on how to disinfect your used makeup before you sell or swap it. New rules require all users to post pictures of their products and state how many times they've been used. This is supposed to offer peace of mind, knowing starrynightgirl's lipstick is "used the most, but less than 10 times," only makes me more paranoid. But here, in this land of voracious makeup swapping, no one else seems worried about a minor thing like hygiene. Instead, the forum's users are more concerned with whether a shade is truly "Caramel" as opposed to "Bronze Tan" and how much they are going to have to pay for shipping.
But after extending the question, "Would you swap used makeup?" to our Facebook fans, I know I'm not alone in my squirming -- many of you were not down with swapping with strangers (or in some cases even your closest friends), but others had some ifs and buts in their reasoning. What did health experts and cosmetics chemists have to say about your advice on swapping used makeup? We investigate.
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