These Supersmart Makeup Swaps Can Make Your Beauty Routine More Sanitary
If you took mental stock of your beauty bag right now, how many of your most-loved items require you to touch your face? Chances are there's at least one in there and, while keeping our bodies healthy and products clean is on everyone's minds right now, we decided to think about different makeup formats that are inherently more sanitary.
From foundation in stick form to all sorts of beauty goodies that are available in a tube, these products from Sephora require little to no hand-face contact, and happen to be rather easy to use, too. Take Spring cleaning and safer skincare solutions straight to your beauty routine with these smart tips and Sephora product swaps ahead.
Tip 1: Stick to Makeup That’s in a Tube, Pen, or Pencil Form
It's very common for makeup items like concealer to be either applied with a finger or blended in with one, if not both. If you're trying to move away from dabbing cream concealer on and don't have a brush for your favorite tube concealer already, this Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat High Cover Radiant Concealer ($35) offers a built-in applicator to cover up dark spots and circles with just this one brush-tipped pen.
Nudestix Nudies Matte Blush & Bronze
It's also possible to simplify blush or bronzer application by getting a two-in-one product like this Nudestix Nudies Matte Blush & Bronze ($32). No matter which color you choose and where you apply it, each has a stippling brush on one end for finger-free blending.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Match Stix Matte Skinstick and Brush
Every multitasking Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Match Stix Matte Skinstick ($25) can work to conceal and contour on its own, or can be used with the sidekick Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Portable Contour and Concealer Brush 150 ($24). It's not necessary to touch your face either way as you can apply this product directly on your face and blend or touch the brush to the Stix tip and blend on your face from there instead.
Dior Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster Pen
This Dior Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster Pen ($40) has skin-plumping hyaluronic acid and special pigments to catch light, both bringing out your dewiest glow. Not only does its automatic click system make sure the right amount comes out, the brush then offers hands-free blending, all with this one pen.
Lancome Le Lipstique Lip Colouring Stick With Brush
Almost all lipstick comes in a tube of some form already, so if that's your one must-have item, there's a good chance you're already applying it without hand-to-lip contact. If you are blending lipstick in with a liner (and then a finger), this Lancome Le Lipstique Lip Colouring Stick With Brush ($27) has a pencil that can both outline and fully fill lips and a brush that smooths out any color over your whole mouth instead of using your hands.
Tarte Sea Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask
Lip gloss is also usually found in a tube . . . but it's not always the case for that product, and it's even less likely with balms or masks. This gloss-mask hybrid has you covered as the Tarte Sea Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask ($14) offers a blend of oils to hydrate lips when squeezed straight onto your mouth.
Tip 2: Apply Lip Treatments With Spatulas
The days of dunking a finger into your favorite lip balm just may be a thing of the past — or at least something that gives you pause nowadays. If you're still looking to get rid of dry, chapped lips, this Sephora Collection Refresh and Prep Lip Scrubber ($9) is like a mini massage for your mouth that's totally sanitary, too.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(Cover) Hydrating Coconut Lip Oil
A lip-scrubber spatula can also be used to scoop out your favorite balm or to even exfoliate with an oil like this Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(Cover) Hydrating Coconut Lip Oil ($29), too.
Tip 3: Try Stamp Eyeliner
While it's commonplace to dip a brush into your eye shadow palettes, it's also likely you use a second, steadying hand on your face to get that precise eyeliner stroke. While it would definitely require some practice to not need to touch your face at all while attempting a cat eye, this Kaja Wink Stamp Wing Eyeliner Stamp and Pen ($25) sure makes it easier.
Lashfood Chamomile Makeup Eraser Pen
Any eyeliner stamp mistakes can be written off with this Lashfood Chamomile Makeup Eraser Pen ($18) . . . and the same goes for other eye products, even waterproof ones. So, if you also make a mistake when sweeping on mascara or drawing the perfect brow, this can gently and quickly fix it, no wet fingertip needed.
Tip 4: Choose On-the-Go Foundation Sticks
When it comes to foundation, a stick form is not only super portable, it can go directly on your face right after you uncap it. This popular Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick SPF 21 ($43) is long-lasting and lightweight, and can be blended in with any brush or makeup sponge of your choosing.
Clarisonic Skincare Devices
Stick foundation can also be deftly spread all over your face with this Clarisonic Skincare Sonic Foundation Brush Head ($39), which attaches to any Clarisonic face brush like the Clarisonic Skincare Mia Smart Anti-Aging and Cleansing Skincare Device ($169) or the Clarisonic Skincare Mia Prima Facial Cleansing and Pore Minimizing Skincare Device ($99).
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick and Brush
With more than 6,000 reviews and nearly 250,000 loves from other shoppers, this Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick ($46) is a trusted choice that's waterproof, highly pigmented, and can be applied with fuller or lighter coverage as desired. It works especially well when applied with its partnering Hourglass Vanish Foundation Brush ($46) which has dense, soft bristles to reach all areas of the face for a smooth, seamless finish.
BareMinerals Hydrating Foundation Stick and Brush
This BareMinerals Hydrating Foundation Stick Complexion Rescue Broad Spectrum SPF 25 ($32) is makeup that's also packed with good-for-you ingredients like mineral-rich volcanic seawater and moisturizing red algae — and can be applied with its BareMinerals Smoothing Foundation Brush ($28), too.