Get 10% Off* Your First Purchase, When You Shop For Rs. 899 & More | Use Code: WELCOME10

Makeup Sanitiser: A Necessity in 2020

October 19, 2020

Perenne Makeup Sanitiser - Anu Kaushik

In light of COVID-19, we are all much more aware of germs and how diseases spread. Mass transmission of germs can easily hold onto surfaces, especially those that are frequently touched—think phones, door handles, and even personal items. Your makeup bag and beauty products are no exception. An efficient way to stop germs from spreading is by using a makeup sanitiser and keeping your surroundings clean. Trust Perenne’s Makeup Disinfectant Mist, mentored by celebrity makeup artist Anu Kaushik, to thoroughly clean and sanitise your beauty products. A quick-dry antibacterial makeup sanitiser, it is effective in killing surface germs and reducing bacterial growth on all your beauty products, from brushes and palettes to lipsticks and mascaras.

Why should you use it?

  • Microorganisms can contaminate your makeup and live in your brushes, which can cause bacterial infections to spread. Makeup artists and professionals swear by makeup sanitisers to be bacteria and germ-free.
  • Moist environments allow for an overgrowth of bacteria and fungi, so it is especially important to clean your liquid products thoroughly.
  • Your brush will not be able to deliver the true pigments of your eyeshadow colours if it is not washed and cleaned. Aim to use a makeup sanitiser once a week.
  • While makeup sanitisers effectively disinfect beauty products, not all of them are safe to use on the skin. Perenne’s Makeup Disinfectant Mist’s special formula mist is a safe option. It has no parabens, sulphates, silicones, artificial colours, phthalates, mineral oils, triclosans, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, or hydroquinones.

When should you use it?

  • On makeup brushes that you use every single day, use a makeup sanitiser once every week. Most brushes are made of synthetic bristles or fine animal hair, which is why it is important to not over-spray the brush and maintain their softness.
  • If someone else has tried your makeup, disinfectant the product immediately after they test it. Avoid sharing lipsticks, mascaras, and products that come with built-in applicators.

How should it be used?

  • On palettes and powders: To get rid of germs on your palettes and powders, simply remove a very thin layer of the product or wipe with a tissue and then spray with a makeup sanitiser. Remember to hold the spray six to seven inches away from the product and let it air dry for a minute before use.
  • On liquid bottles, tubes, or pots: Avoid dipping your hands in your eyeshadow pots, instead use sanitised applicators. Using your hands directly on the liquid and cream products can cause germs and infections to spread. Always spray your bottles, tubes, and pots with a makeup sanitiser before using.
  • On lipsticks, lip pencils, and glosses: When sanitising your lipsticks, make sure it is fully exposed before spraying it with the disinfectant. Let it air dry before application. For lip liners, sharpen them, spray the disinfectant on a tissue and then wipe only over the sharpened tip of the pencil. Glosses are a tricky product to be sanitised. If you use a built-in applicator, it can be easily contaminated with the first use. A pro-tip is to always use a clean brush to apply gloss.
  • On eyeliners and eye pencils: You have to be very careful while sanitising any eye product. They can easily be damaged or can carry germs and bacteria. Only the spray once and wait at least a minute before application.
  • On mascaras: It is recommended to throw out mascaras if you have any concerns with the product. Eyes are one of the most sensitive areas and any type of discomfort or irritation can lead to serious problems. To disinfect the packaging, spray the product only once. 
  • On brushes and sponge: Never share your brushes or sponges with anyone. They can spread bacteria and germs easily. Disinfect them weekly with a makeup sanitiser and wash them with a brush cleanser fortnightly. 

Although a makeup sanitiser will thoroughly disinfect and clean your beauty products, it is not an alternative to old products. Never use products beyond their expiration dates.

Also in Blog

Skincare Steps: What’s The Correct Order?
Skincare Steps: What’s The Correct Order?

January 30, 2021

A dedicated skincare routine with all the holy-grail products is something most of us swear by. However, a subject that a lot of us are seemingly confused by is the correct order of applying these products. Active ingredients, formulation, texture, and type of product can impact where the product needs to be included in your routine. 

Read More

Five Common Myths About Natural Skincare, Debunked
Five Common Myths About Natural Skincare, Debunked

January 28, 2021

Natural skincare has been in the spotlight in the last couple of years much more than ever before. A major reason for this has been the shift towards a more mindful approach when it comes to our everyday choices relating to lifestyle, beauty, and fashion among others, owing to the circumstances we are all in collectively.

Read More

The Biggest Beauty Trends for 2021
The Biggest Beauty Trends for 2021

January 13, 2021

The new year is upon us and with it is all that we learnt while in quarantine in 2020. Rest assured, we are taking forward this newfound creativity and knowledge with us into 2021 as well. The past year witnessed a slump in our beauty trends as we stayed overarchingly indoors, socially distant, and masked-up. The world is seemingly dealing with the effects of a global pandemic. 

Read More