5. Wash Your Cosmetic Bag

This is such an important makeup maintenance tip that I often forget to do! Your cosmetic bag is, in essence, like your handbag. It goes everywhere you do daily, or for most of us anyway, and in the meantime, it picks up tons of bacteria. Wash out your cosmetic case in the washing machine, or handwash in the sink once per month. For ease of use, I do this on a day I’m washing my other makeup products too so it doesn’t become too big of a hassle. All those pieces of makeup that end up in the bottom of your cosmetic bag aren’t just messy, but unsanitary and when you go to put on your makeup, all that bacteria can end up on your face and even in your mouth if you apply lipstick. Keep it clean and wash it!