By Alexandra Owens, Allure magazine
Sharing is a beautiful thing. Trading makeup tips, giving hairstylist recommendations, and borrowing inspiration from the latest red carpet craze are all great ways to-well-share the love. But when it comes to swapping my actual makeup, I'm admittedly a bit anti-social.
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E. coli, staph, and strep bacteria have all been found in shared department store makeup testers, and while swapping a wand with a girl who's like a sister to me isn't exactly the same thing as exposing my eyes, mouth, and skin to a city full of strangers, it still makes me cringe. So much so that I've even lied to one of my best friends, telling her I don't have lip balm, because the idea of sharing an applicator grossed me out (only to hoard it covertly in a stall later).
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Am I the only one? What's your threshold for swapping makeup?
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