How do you apply your lip products?
How do you apply your lip products? What do you use to apply your lipstick, gloss, etc.?
I apply lipstick straight of the tube 9/10 times, and I use disposable lipgloss applicators for gloss (they’re recyclable!).
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Product & Review FAQ
Where can I buy disposable lipgloss wands?
I get mine from Amazon: 'Disposable Flocked Lip Gloss Applicators 50pcs.' by Makeup Artist Shop for $8.00 http://amzn.to/dgZefj. They're not the nicest applicator - any included applicator is smoother/softer - but as I often am just reviewing a gloss for the blog, I'll use a separate applicator instead, so I can pass along the product to friends/family or keep it and not worry about my germs swirling around in there!
Why do you use a separate applicator?
Products go bad because of bacteria (from what I understand--I am no scientist!), and bacteria like warm, moist places. My bathroom isn't used, so it doesn't too warm, but it's about 70ish degrees since that's the temperature I keep my apartment at. (This is why some people store lipsticks/glosses in the fridge!) By using a separate applicator, I'm not putting anything into the gloss, just taking it out. My theory is this should make the gloss last longer and keep it "clean" or "fresher."
Can I use something else other than lipgloss wands?
I've used wooden coffee stirrers (you can buy massive quantities at bulk stores like Smart & Final, Costco, etc.), which do the job but don't feel so lovely on lips! You could also use a lip brush, just make sure to get the amount of gloss you need out before you apply it.
Why do you do this? Should I being do this?
I do it because I have a lot of lipgloss. I had a lot before the blog, and I do love me some lipgloss, but the nature of blogging is constant accumulation of the new. There are a lot of products that I just test and wear once or twice, then review, I feel like it must be cleaner/more sanitary to use a separate applicator and never double-dip. This way it shouldn't turn quickly (if I keep it), or I can pass it along to friends/family. I don't think it's necessary for most people!