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How dirty is the inside of your make-up bag?

The truth about the inside of your makeup bag

Dirty Makeup Secrets

Are you a clean freak, or more chilled when it comes to keeping on top of your makeup cleaning habits? According to our survey, 12% of you never clean your makeup bag. But which products in your collection do you neglect the most?

TWEEZERS

17.2%

PENCIL SHARPENER

17.0%

MAKEUP BAG

12.2%

EYELASH CURLERS

10.4%

BRUSHES

5.8%

Makeup sponge

4.4%

FACE FLANNEL

1.2%

FACE TOWEL

1.0%
*% = who never clean

Spilling The Dirt On Your Makeup Bag

Okay, so we really are about to spill the dirt on how clean our makeup bags are and yes this means we got all scientific hun. This section will show you a bacteria comparison of someone who sanitises and wipes down their bag and products every day to someone who does this rarely.

Using the slider tool below, swipe left to see the results from the items which are sanitised after every use and right to see the results from the items that are rarely cleaned.

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Swab 1

Makeup Brush

Keeping your brushes clean is very important for your skin. This shows a brush sanitised after every use and a brush that is cleaned once in a blue moon. Which would you rather pop on your highlighter with?

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Swab 2

Makeup Sponge

It’s recommended to wash your makeup sponge after every use and replace every 4 - 6 months and this comparison shows why. Imagine blending your foundation in with that...actually, we’d rather not.

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Swab 3

Eyeshadow

Eyeshadow has upped its game from its humble beginnings of quick swipes of blue shimmer in the 90s. Now we have all sorts… just be sure to keep on top of the hygiene of those palettes, you definitely don’t want that near your eye!

Old Makeup Habits

Do you treat yourself every couple of months to a new piece of makeup? Or do you prefer to scrape the bottom of the eyeshadow palette for the last of that shimmery shadow before replacing? From our survey results, we can reveal what the most common oldest makeup items are and which are getting freshened up more often than others.

Makeup Spend

So, how many euros have you dolls been spending on getting that on-fleek look? We’ve surveyed people all across Ireland to find out your spending habits. These are the monthly spending habits of the 5 cities in Ireland.

Star Signs

We’ve surveyed Irish people to get the lowdown on star sign habits. Which star signs are on top of cleaning their makeup and which love to leave it as long as possible? Find out in the graphic below.

Our Aquarius friends are the least likely to share makeup with you, with

85.3%

of respondents opting for a no share policy.

Sagittarius is the least bothered about expiry dates with

68.3%

saying they don’t throw products away after their expiration date.

Out of all the signs, Cancers are the ones keeping the most tabs on their expiry dates, but still

38.5%

of them didn't know when their products go out of date.

Sagittarius is the star sign that borrows other peoples make up the most with

36.6%

saying they have used someone else's makeup.