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DEARSUGAR Needs Your Help: Drawing The Line When It Comes To Sharing Make Up

DEARSUGAR and Germ-a-phobe Gina need your help. How do you feel about sharing personal items like deodorant and cosmetics with other people?

Dear Sugar,
The other day I had a bunch of girlfriends over for a pre-cocktail party before we left for a night on the town. We started off by watching a fun, girly movie, making cosmo's and laughing and talking. I was in a great mood. Around 10:00 we decided that it was time to hit the road and I ran to my bathroom to freshen up my make-up.

I know that I am a little bit anal-retentive when it comes to germs, but this really freaked me out. One by one everyone came into the bathroom and began using my deodorant, perfumes, make up and mouth wash. They were all swigging it right out of the bottle!

But what really got me sweating was when I watched one of the girls take my eyeliner pencil to her inner rim. I couldn't stay for the lip liners and lipstick trials, I thought I was going to pass out. Is anyone else like this? Perfumes and even anti-perspirants are one thing, but make-up! Ew, I just can't do it.
Germ-a-phobe Gina

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