Makeup when sick?

chloenyc

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Is it okay to use makeup when you are sick? I have a sore throat/ dry cough and I am not sure if I will contaminate my makeup. I heard that having a viral and bacterial sickness will have different consequences. Thanks!
 

MissTiss

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I have worn make up while sick, but I am careful about it. I usually skip lipsticks and glosses, or I use a very clean hand and dip from gloss a pot making sure never to double dip. Better yet, I grab a Burt's Bees Lip Balm and be done with it.
 

illinirdhd

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It's probably not recommended, but if I feel well enough to leave the house, I use my makeup. I never want to look sicker than I feel, KWIM?
 

missmustard

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I seldom get sick, so when I do, hell breaks loose. Absolutely no makeup or doing hair during those days! Also, not changing out of my pajamas if I can help it.
 
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I avoid eye makeup. I might use a little concealer and some blush but make sure not to contaminate it, so I use disposable applicators if I am sick. I don't use lip gloss, usually just some vaseline on my lips.
 

lv-lover

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Oh my, I never thought about this! I always use makeup when I'm sick. It makes me feel a little better when I look nice.
 

grammyr

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I think it's good to be careful with lip products- use a q-tip and don't double dip, but as far as mu goes the only time to avoid it is with pink eye!
 

VuittonsLover

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i would avoid eye and lip make-up. I am not sure if you could infect it. But you should try and be as careful as possible... when you have germs in your system.
 

Kathrin

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I never thought about this either - the only time I wouldn't wear makeup when I'm sick is if I have a bad cold and keep blowing my nose - if that's the case I figure I will have wiped the makeup off before long and there isn't much point!
 

missisa07

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I tried googling it but couldn't find any results.

Anyhow, I think cold germs can only last so long outside of the human body before they die (they can't just live and feed off your makeup forever). I wouldn't be too worried about it.

Now sharing makeup with OTHER people, even when you're not sick, is what you should be worried about.