Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes When Donating Makeup Tools

Are you someone who loves collecting cosmetics and makeup accessories? For example, you may have an excess of unique brushes that you have never used. Or maybe you have more Beauty Blenders than bottles of foundation.

There are women in need who could use these items, and you can consider giving them to a women’s shelter near you. Let’s look at common mistakes you should avoid when donating makeup tools so that you can help ladies everywhere feel good about themselves.

Donating to a Charity You Haven’t Researched

Researching a charity or nonprofit helps you learn a group’s credibility. They should have a clear mission statement on their website or social media profile. In addition to this requirement, you should be able to find how they take steps to put these words into action. You want to see the people they help, and you should also be able to see where the donation money goes.

Failing To Donate Regularly

Donating can become part of our daily routines. Sometimes, we get caught up in doing it seasonally, like during the holidays. While this still helps, you can give to others throughout the year.

When you’re shopping, you can use a mindful platform like AmazonSmile to support one of your favorite charities. Another effective way to accomplish this is by making monthly contributions to an organization that resonates with you.

Giving Unwanted Items

While your heart is in the right place, you don’t want to donate an item that a charity can’t use. Many nonprofits have lists of what they need most. For women’s shelters, in addition to makeup tools, they often require:

  • Toiletries
  • Laundry soap
  • Undergarments
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Public transportation cards

Donating Overused Items

Avoid donating items that belong in the trash. In terms of makeup tools, you wouldn’t want to receive a stained makeup bag or a brush losing its bristles, would you? For best results, consider donating gently used or brand-new cosmetics accessories. This gives women products that they can use for a long time.

Failing To Sanitize Makeup Tools

When donating makeup tools, the most common mistake you want to avoid is failing to sanitize gently used applicators. Don’t donate used sponges since removing all the bacteria is difficult, but brushes are a good accessory to give. Mirrors and makeup bags work well, too.

Most people in the makeup industry agree that you should sanitize your tools weekly, though some say twice a week if you wear cosmetics daily.

To clean brushes, perform the following:

  • Run them under the water and apply a bit of the cleanser.
    • You can use a cleanser made for it specifically or baby shampoo.
  • Shape the damp bristles to how they were before you washed them.
  • Let the brush air dry on a paper towel.
  • Use rubbing alcohol on brush handles to ensure they’re ready for donation.

2Moda offers wholesale makeup tools and other helpful products to support the less fortunate. Consider donating supplies in bulk to make a positive impact. Contact us by phone or send us an email today to learn more.