Halloween Makeup Safety Tips

Halloween makeup tips

Halloween is right around the corner, and while you might still be putting the finishing touches on your costume, it's important to keep safety in mind, too. 

To help you avoid any unwanted effects from your Halloween makeup and costume, the Cosmetology department at Remington College has released tips to help keep everyone safe (and spooky!):

  1. When using any new makeup, first perform a patch test to ensure that you will not have a negative reaction to the makeup. This should be done by applying a small amount of the make up to the underside of your arm or on your neck; if the area is irritated, do not use the makeup on other parts of your body. 
  2. Craft glitter should never be used on the face or body. This kind of glitter can lead to major eye irritation, or even cornea scratches. Opt for specially formulated cosmetic glitter instead, which is much safer.
  3. Ensure that the ingredients used in your costume makeup, including glues, fake blood and prosthetics, are FDA approved. Makeup used specifically for stage or theatre is more likely to contain only FDA approved ingredients. 
  4. To keep skin as healthy as possible, costume makeup should ideally be free of oil and alcohol, and use a water base. Search for costume makeup that is non-comedogenic, which means it does not clog pores.
  5. Consider using a wig or a hat instead of spray-on hair color. Aerosol hair color can dry out your hair, leaving it brittle, dry and in poor condition.

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017