Makeup Testers Carry Harmful Germs

Most beauty junkies know that sharing makeup isn't the greatest idea--gloss, mascara, and powder can carry all sorts of unsavory germs (think cold sores and pink eye). If sharing makeup with your BFF could potentially lead to infections, imagine the risk you take every time you sample a makeup tester shared by thousands of strangers! According to the LA Times, if you don't practice safe hygiene--or insist that the salespeople practice safe hygiene--you could possibly expose yourself to staph, strep, and E. coli... Related stories: Cheap Thrills: The Best Beauty Buys Under $20Shake Your Beauty: Harlem Beauties Talk Spring Makeup


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