Category Archives: SPOILER ALERT!
Beauty Alert! now has a greeting card that is for sale at Charley + May on Queen Anne! The art is by local illustrator Kendal Tull Esterbrook at lubdubart. We love her gross and disgusting pink eye and strands of bacteria! Ewwwww!!!!
Now that we are heading into warmer weather, this is a good time to remember what heat and humidity does to our products. Once, I had the bright idea to leave my sunscreen in my car, so I could reapply when needed. One warm day, I pumped out a little of the lotion with SPF, [...]
MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION ASSOCIATED WITH MASCARA USE Pack LD, Wickham MG, Enloe RA, Hill DN. Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry, Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org BACKGROUND: Microbial organisms are normally present on human eyelashes. Application of mascara to lashes has the potential to inoculate the mascara tube with microbes. This pilot study of a [...]
Mascara, according to the FDA website, should be tossed between 2 and 4 months. Beauty Alert! says 3 months, because a medical journal* that published test results gives the actual levels of bacteria in a controlled test, and 3 seems to be the number. I have a client who gets a new mascara every month, [...]
Sometimes people go on sunny trips and cover up with sunscreen, and yet still get sunburned. There are a few reasons for why this might happen. One reason is your sunscreen does not have a high enough SPF, or not enough “re-applying” every so often. Another reason is that since the last sunny vacation three [...]
Over the years, I have heard about women (and maybe some men, too, who knows?) who hoard a certain color of lipstick because they are afraid the color will be discontinued. They will buy five or six lipsticks or glosses in the same exact shade or more than that. Since we probably can’t use up [...]
I am looking forward to hearing your stories on all the crazy, itchy, horrible rashes you have had from using old crusty make-up. I know you want to tell me in person, and I am all ears! But I hope you will take the time to write it all down, right here!