#TacklingCoronavirus: 8 Tips for Makeup Artists
The novel coronavirus has taken over the world, forcing not just the common man but all MNCs and the biggest of companies to bow down and close their doors. Most of the state governments have declared a total lockdown during this time. And of course, the wedding industry is no different.
A wedding equals a large gathering of people and it is crucial at this time that we do not engage in social gatherings – for the sake of ourselves and others.
But, if you are following the news, you know that there are weddings taking place with a minimum of people. At such times, it is very important that you as a makeup artist are aware of the care and consequences of attending this event. Here are 8 tips for makeup artists:
1. Maintain hygiene
It’s not just about the bride and her family, it is about all the people around you. You could have people from anywhere in the world and it is important to maintain hygiene and keep the makeup kit clean.
2. Use gloves
Wash your hands properly before you begin and ensure to wear gloves so that you’re not in contact with any exposed virus.
3. Sanitize often
Normally, you would mix the foundation on your hand but during this time, you must keep in mind that this must now be done on a clean makeup palette.
4. Use alcohol based cleaning solution
Alcohol based sanitizers are said to work the best to curb the virus, so use an alcohol based sanitizer. Use it before and after its use.
5. Extra care while cleaning lip brushes
First things first, do not share the lip brushes. You must make sure to clean them well without fail. Also, make sure you don’t dip the brush directly in the bullet.
6. Discard products responsibly
The used tissues, cotton balls, makeup removers and other such items should be disposed off properly and responsibly after use. Discard these items in an enclosed bin or bag and make sure that it does not come in contact with anyone.
7. Don’t forget facemasks
Don’t forget to wear the facemask so you don’t accidentally touch any particles of COVID-19 and don’t inhale excess hairspray.
8. Be open to cancellations & re-scheduling
As you already know, most parts of the country are under a lockdown and many couples are postponing their weddings. Be open to reschedule the appointments and cancellations during this time. This will also help you build trust and loyalty with your customers.
Once things settle, which we hope will be sooner than we expect, we’re sure you’ll have a happy wedding season!
Cover picture courtesy: WeddingBellsPhotography