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Re: Selling Gently Used Makeup


@151949 wrote:

And people wonder how they got something like MRSA or Flesh eating bacteria. 


Yes and there was a young woman recently who borrowed her friends makeup brush and developed an infection that left her paralyzed.

 

Years ago when my son was pre-med he saw a case of MRSA in the ER. The young woman said she had borrowed makeup. After that I stopped using testers at Sephora. He also warned me that lipsticks are not always safe as even alcohol cannot always kill all germs on the surface of a lipstick.

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Re: Selling Gently Used Makeup

Just my thought/opinion.  Makeup is something that is put so close to mucus membranes on the face (the eyes, mouth, nose).  It seem like an easy way for bacteria to enter the body.

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Re: Selling Gently Used Makeup

I had a box of makeup and Bath and Body works products that I used maybe once or never at all. I put it out at my garage sale just to see what would happen and every single item sold. Now I wasn't asking much at all for any of it, but there was plenty of interest! 

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Re: Selling Gently Used Makeup


@Trinity11 wrote:

@151949 wrote:

And people wonder how they got something like MRSA or Flesh eating bacteria. 


Yes and there was a young woman recently who borrowed her friends makeup brush and developed an infection that left her paralyzed.

 

Years ago when my son was pre-med he saw a case of MRSA in the ER. The young woman said she had borrowed makeup. After that I stopped using testers at Sephora. He also warned me that lipsticks are not always safe as even alcohol cannot always kill all germs on the surface of a lipstick.


@Trinity11  Lipstick, gloss and mascara are the largest offenders for spreading bacteria.

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Re: Selling Gently Used Makeup


@LipstickDiva wrote:

@suzyQ3 wrote:

@KatCat1 wrote:

@WenGirl42  Because I would explain to family and friends that the makeup is gently used and ask if they want it.  If you have it on a website who do you think will trust your remarks about it?  Thus, it is disgusting and unsanitary in the customers viewing it on the website, wengirl.


@KatCat1, I think that those who might donate are doing so only through sites or organizations that clearly state that the items are gently used.


Oy.  I never got the impression the OP is trying to dupe anyone into buying her gently used make-up but selling it as brand new.

 

And if a make-up artist can clean and sanitize the make-up before it is used on another client, why can't someone buying gently used do the same? 


@LipstickDiva  I’m hoping many do properly clean used makeup. To me, it’s iffy when not done properly. 

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Re: Selling Gently Used Makeup

Makeup is not that expensive that purchasing used products for a $5-$10 discount would ever make it worth getting infected. Passing it on to people you know? Never.

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Re: Selling Gently Used Makeup

I've passed on unused makeup or something I just tried once using a clean q tip but If I used my fingers or touched it more than once with an applicator - it goes in the trash. Usually these are items that come in a kit.

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Re: Selling Gently Used Makeup


@Trinity11 wrote:

@151949 wrote:

And people wonder how they got something like MRSA or Flesh eating bacteria. 


Yes and there was a young woman recently who borrowed her friends makeup brush and developed an infection that left her paralyzed.

 

Years ago when my son was pre-med he saw a case of MRSA in the ER. The young woman said she had borrowed makeup. After that I stopped using testers at Sephora. He also warned me that lipsticks are not always safe as even alcohol cannot always kill all germs on the surface of a lipstick.


If you had seen things I've seen in 42 years in the ICU - you would know not to touch used MU with a 10 foot pole. I once had a patient who had flesh eating bacteria infection on his face. He had borrowed some shaving cream and slightly nicked himself while shaving. He lost the lower half of his face - many skin grafts. He went thru hell.

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Re: Selling Gently Used Makeup

I agree...geesh,,so many on here having a tizzy over gently used makeup. Its not that big of a deal.  I hope the OP has some luck with her stash.  People need to learn how to say things a bit less -b--chy.

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Re: Selling Gently Used Makeup

Its  "ILLEGAL"???? to sell used makeup...hmmmm,,,never heard that before.