How I Sanitize My Makeup + SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!

How I Sanitize My Makeup + SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!

Hi loves! I realize that I haven’t been doing How To’s in my blog, mainly because I’m not really a crafty person. But since this is pretty much makeup related, and since I also do this at least two times a month, I thought why not share my routine.

How I Sanitize My Makeup + SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!

First, I just wanna put out some disclaimer that this is just how I PERSONALLY sanitize my makeup. Not saying that this is how you should sanitize your makeup and I’m definitely not claiming that this is the proper way. I’ve read a lot of articles and I’ve watched a lot of videos talking about this stuff and let’s just say that most of the things that I’m going to talk about here, I’ve picked it up from my years of watching & reading beauty posts & videos. Hope that made sense, lol.

How I Sanitize My Makeup + SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!

Like any procedures, experiments, gather your materials first. Here’s what you’re going to need:

  • Alcohol in an atomizer (the one I’m using here is Queen B’s 99% Alcohol but if you don’t have this feel free to just put your usual 70% Alcohol in an atomizer) – Using an atomizer will help spray the alcohol evenly onto your makeup.
  • Cotton buds – To clean up the packaging
  • Anti-bacterial wipes – To clean up the packaging
  • Kitchen rolls – Purely optional but I use it as my mat.

How I Sanitize My Makeup + SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!

For lipsticks I first use cotton buds dipped in alcohol (70%) in order to wipe the tube as well as the inside of the cap for lipstick residues. Then when I’m done with the outer packaging, I simply roll up the entire product then spray 1-2 spritz of alcohol, 4-6 inches away from the product it self. Just leave it for a few seconds then you will notice your lipstick dry and ready to be put back to storage. (this also applies to foundations, cheek products that are in stick form) For lip products that has a nozzle-type applicator (like the one pictured above), I just use anti-bacterial wipes to wipe off the excess product.

How I Sanitize My Makeup + SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!

For Cream & Powder Type products – this includes blushes, compact foundations, eyeshadow palettes, etc. Simply clean your makeup’s outer packaging with anti-bacterial wipes then spray 1-2 spritz of alcohol, 4-6 inches away from the product. I prefer to sanitize 3-4 blushes at the same time, so I sometimes I spray 3-4 times. Alcohol evaporates easily so you don’t need to wait for a long time to keep your products out in the open. Once you see that it’s dry, feel free to close it and put it back to your makeup stash.

How I Sanitize My Makeup + SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!

As for foundations or products that come in a bottle or tube packaging, I simply wipe off the nozzle and also some excess product that may have already stained the entire packaging.

How I Sanitize My Makeup + SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!

For eye or lip pencils – for pencils that require a sharpener, I make sure that I use a different sharpener for each function. One sharpener is for my lip pencils and one is for my eyebrow/eyeliner pencils. I actually prefer pencils like these because you just need to sharpen them and you’re done. Although of course, you need to clean your sharpeners every now and then but still. Pencils like these are much more practical and economical in my opinion. Anyway, as for the retractable pencils, I personally don’t do this but for what I’ve read, some makeup enthusiasts tend to cut the tip of their pencil when they’re sanitizing their retractables. As I’ve mentioned, I don’t do this. I just wipe off the packaging then I’m good to go.

For other products such as mascaras and concealers (with doe foot applicators) I don’t really sanitize them because they don’t last long on me. For lip glosses/products with a doe foot applicator, unless I give it away, then I will sanitize it. I usually wipe the applicator with an anti-bacterial wipe then I let it air dry.

So that’s how I sanitize my makeup. By the way, this is a collaboration post with my beautiful co-beauty bloggers/friends. Here are their posts:


GIVEAWAY!

And not only that, we’ve also been working on a secret collab giveaway. I’m so proud of myself for not announcing it way ahead of time but here it is! Since it’s the Holidays, my co-beauty bloggers and thought of doing a giveaway as a thank you to all of your support. This is also a part of my Holiday/Birthday giveaway.

There are over Php 12,000 prizes to be won in this giveaway. There will be FIVE winners, 2 grand prize winners (First & Second), then three consolation prize winners. Here are the prizes that you’re going to get:

FIRST PRIZE: Over Php 6,000+
How I Sanitize My Makeup + SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!
AM to PM Set from Gorgeous Cosmetics, Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream
L’oreal Eyeshadow duo, L’oreal Hip Lip product and Maybelline Expert wear Eyeshadow from Keekay PH

How I Sanitize My Makeup + SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!
Sling back from Sweet Nine Avenue
Accessories from Dolly Wink Philippines

SECOND PRIZE: Over Php 2,000+
How I Sanitize My Makeup + SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!
Tote Bag, Eyelashes and Mascara from Dolly Wink Philippines
Maybelline Eyecolor Pencil, Maybelline Eyeshadow, Revlon Eyeshadow Palette and Revlon Colorburst Lipstick from Keekay PH
Naturactor Coverface from Pretty Angel Shoppe and Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream

How I Sanitize My Makeup + SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!
Sling back from Sweet Nine Avenue
Accessories from Dolly Wink Philippines

THIRD PRIZE: Over Php 1,300+
How I Sanitize My Makeup + SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!
Clutch from Sweet Nine Avenue
Skincare Set from The Queen’s Essentials
Ellana Minerals Lip & Cheek Tint, Lip Scrub & Multi-Purpose Powder from Ellana Minerals
Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream

FOURTH PRIZE: Over Php 1,300+
How I Sanitize My Makeup + SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!
Clutch from Sweet Nine Avenue
Skincare Set from The Queen’s Essentials
Ellana Minerals Lip & Cheek Tint, Lip Scrub & Multi-Purpose Powder from Ellana Minerals
Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Stick

FOURTH PRIZE: Over Php 1,300+
How I Sanitize My Makeup + SURPRISE GIVEAWAY!
Clutch from Sweet Nine Avenue
Skincare Set from The Queen’s Essentials
Ellana Minerals Lip & Cheek Tint, Lip Scrub & Multi-Purpose Powder from Ellana Minerals
Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Stick

Please note that we are very strict in checking each and everyone’s entries. Joining is very easy, just follow each and every step (especially the mandatory ones) then you’re on your way to winning one of these prizes. Special thanks to our sponsors!

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GOOD LUCK & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


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  • Kristine Elma

    I hope to win those prizes.

  • I bought a makeup brush spray sanitizer from Sephora and there were only 3 ingredients: alcohol, water, and fragrance — lol,so I think you’re on the right track here

  • abegaill villacruz

    Joined! Hope to win these. Super exciting prizes. As for cleaning makeup, I pretty much do the same as well. I’m not too OC naman when it comes to sanitizing makeup so doing those steps are pretty much okay na for me.

  • kristine Pelayo

    Joined! Hope to win

  • kikaysikat

    I joined and I hope to win. Who designed your blog by the way? It’s gorgeous and so clean! If you did this I wonder if I can hire you to do mine T_T

  • Ann Cagalingan

    I wanna Join

  • Aegeane Mikka Brioso

    Honestly, I don’t sanitize my make up before, as in! Because I didn’t know how to and Im too lazy to do that. Until I realized that I am ruining my own face because of uncleaned make ups I used on mah face. kaloka! I got many pimps, as in. My derma told me na stop putting make up muna and let my skin breath. Kase daw baka may mga germs na and too much oiliness na nailipat ko sa mga powder that’s why I got pimps. Then after nun, I stop nga muna ng make up at paglalagay ng kung ano ano sa face ko.
    Your steps in cleaning make ups are pretty good, honestly! Specially sa lipsticks and powder, malinis talaga siya kung ganun ang gagawin Napasabi ko tuloy, my god! ganun pala dapat! haha ako kase, I just wipe the surface with water and the top nung product then after nun, tago na. Better if alcohol pala ang gamit. I’d love to do that when Im cleaning my make up next time Hmm, how often do you clean your make ups Ms. yhette? And how do you know if your make up is already expired na? Thank you again for sharing and I missed you and your blog!

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! Will definitely join! It’s like a collab giveaway of my favorite bloggers! You, Ms. genzel and Ms. eloisa! yay! Godbless you and more powers! :*

    • Thanks, Aegeane! I usually clean my makeup 2-3x a month pag sinisipag. Pero pag tamad at least 2x lang. Personally, I don’t follow the rules when it comes to makeup expiration. But I’m very cautious when it comes to lip products and mascaras. If their texture changes and if they smell bad, they end up in the trash can.

      If you really want to stay on the safe side, I suggest you follow the icon that the packaging. It suggests how many months you should keep the product once you open it.

  • Ana Razon

    Oh lala. I want all those make and the bag is super cute!.. I’ll try to sanitize mine with alcohol. Sometimes i just used wipes to clean my make up. Thanks for sharing! Joined the giveaway. Love it. ♥

  • Kim Nunez

    how do you often sanitize your make ups? anyhow i do sanitize the same way as you! hehe but i do it weekly ( idk if that’s ok though) cause’ I’m OC like that and i have bad skin so i might as well have clean products to use on my face. lovely giveaway!

    • I sanitize my makeup 2-3x a month.

  • Lorna Mariano

    done joining .. hope to win …

    Email Add : keizylyn@yahoo.com

  • Mhiel Anne

    This blog post really helped me a lor about cleaning and sanitizing your junkies. My face is very sensitive so I am careful on choosing makeups and also the hygiene of my tools. I am a rookie makeup enthusiast and still building up my makeup army. Thank you so much!! ❤️❤️ Keep up the good work!

    • You’re welcome and thanks too Mhiel!

  • Lovelyn Tan

    Joined hope to be one of the winners!!!
    Email: lovelyntan10@yahoo.com

  • Franchesca Yambao

    Joined

  • arra carrasco-odeza

    I’m just curious po if you are up for selling pre-loved makeups just like the other bloggers (no offense meant). I have seen pre-loved makeups as a giveaway too and some doesn’t like that. What’s about you po Ms. Yette?

    • I did a blog sale recently and to answer your question, yes I’m good/up with that. I’m just not good with selling makeups that are 50% used. No offense to others are well. Although I do get the point of selling them for extra income, I would rather just give or donate them.

      As for giveaways, I’ve been thinking about doing that (for items that I’ve just swatched) but I don’t go through with it because no matter what, it’s still used. If my readers are personally my friends, like yung kakilala ko talaga, then I would give it to them, but if not, then no. I wouldn’t consider having ‘used/swatched’ makeups for giveaway.

      Hope that answers your questions

  • Joined I hope to be the lucky one :))
    Email: maridieemor9@gmail.com

  • Pepe Mariano Jr.

    Done Joining .. This is a Nice Giveaway !!! and Christmas Gift also to All Winners ..
    Hope to Win for my Wife , so i could give this nice giveaway of yours to my wife as Christmas Gift , i know she will be happy if i win …. hoping to win my Dear Yette …..

    More Power to your Blog and More Blessing !!!

    Advance Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!!

    Email Add : paarkum@yahoo.com
    Name : Pepe Mariano Jr.

  • Mike Khel Leoncio

    I like to see more makeup hauls they are really fun and awesome to watch. I hope I could win thisI know I am a guy but I am trying my luck to join this I really want to surprised my girlfriend this christmas. All I want is to see her happy It really mean a lot to me If I win this for her :)Thank you for giving us a chance to win. Godbless :))

    Email : mikeyluwis@gmail.com

  • Princess

    Joined hoping to win
    Merry Christmas to all with LOVE

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    princess_buenviaje@yahoo.com

  • Cel Fajardo

    Joined Hope to win
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  • mommyR

    congrats pretties!