Compacts

Compacts

No need to sterilize. They don't contain any water that would breed bacteria or mold. You can wipe them out with a clean rag and use a new pan. 

Pans




Pans

Tin pans will rust if you get them wet and don't completely dry them right away. Knock out any remaining powder in the pans and wash them with soap and water. Completely dry them before pressing any powder into them. 

Cream Jars

Cream Jars

Wash them out with soapy water and completely let them dry. Don't forget to wash the inside of the cap. Before refilling them, spray the inside of the jars and the inside of the caps with alcohol and let dry. That should kill 99% of any bacteria. Never let moisture collect on the inside of a cap - it will become a petri dish of mold and bacteria.

Lipstick Tubes

Lipstick Tubes

Get as much lipstick out of the bottom as you can and wipe the inside out with a cotton swab. Do not try to wash it out with soap or water. Spray the inside with a bit of alcohol and re-fill. Like foundation and blush powders, lipstick does not contain water, so the risk for growth of mold or bacteria is extremely low.

Mascara & Eyeliner Tubes

Mascara & Eyeliner Containers

NEVER RE-USE THESE 

Change your mascara and eyeliner out often. The risk of contamination is very high. Every time you pull a brush out and apply to your eye, you have contaminated that brush. For this reason, eye products must be very carefully manufactured and preserved to withstand constant introduction of germs.printing and typesetting industry.

Lip Gloss Tubes

Lip Gloss Tubes

NEVER RE-USE THESE

Every time you pull a brush or wand out and apply to your lips, you have contaminated that brush. Lip gloss rarely contains water, so it is harder to contaminate, but they are still not meant to be reused.