A Conversation on Makeup Sanitation

Clean Makeup

I'm Natalie. No matter where you are on your makeup journey or hustle, I'm so glad you're here! I truly believe that makeup, when applied well, it can transform us in so many ways. My page is a space for inspiration, education, and advice. Thanks for being here & I'd love to connect with you!

HELLO beautiful!

Ask Me

Do you have a beauty or makeup question? Tap the button below and get advice from a pro. Your question may even become a future blog post!

Sign up to receive an email when new content hits the blog!  (And nothing else, I promise!)

you have questions. I have answers.


Inside the brand

beauty tips

personal posts

ask setareh

education & business

Never miss a post!

Learn how to wear makeup with this inclusive book for beginners!

buy now


become a

Ready to take things to the next level? Join my Patreon and put a few dollars in my virtual tip jar!

In return, you’ll get access to exclusive perks for both makeup lovers and makeup artists.

Makeup Sanitation Conversation on BYOMUA Podcast Pinterest

Want to learn about the sanitation practices in the makeup world today? In this episode we dive deep into the general sanitation guidelines as well as the special ones prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been a privilege to talk over the topic with Katrin Levi, my fellow makeup artist and a certified sanitation specialist.

Listen to the episode: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | More Choices

Episode Summary

If you have to work as a makeup artist, or if you need your makeup done, make sure you’ve done all the research. The artists should not charge more now because all the sanitation should be already built in their prices. LED lights are a great added bonus, but not a must. The resources for getting educated about makeup sanitation are: Sanitation Conversation, Glossible and nataliesetareh.com/clean. During this time, a client should hire an artist who truly makes them their priority.

About Katrin

Katrin Levi Guest on BYOMUA Podcast

Katrin Levi is an Israeli makeup artist for special event and bridal makeup. She brings luxury skin prep, airbrush and feature enhancing makeup with a touch of red carpet glamour to her client’s doorstep. Katrin & I met through one of Sonia Roselli’s courses and bonded because of connection to Germany (she’s German and I’m obviously an American living in Germany) & love for the field of makeup artistry. 

Katrin is a certified sanitation specialist by Sanitation Conversation, a program which is geared specifically towards makeup artists. She’s also licensed by Biologix Solutions in “Infection Control and Standard Precautions,” which is mandatory for professional health care workers in the US. In addition to her sanitation credentials, she’s an amazing airbrush artist!! She studied Airbrush at Temptu Israel under the instruction of Asher Cohen.

If you would like to reach out to Katrin, book her services, or keep the conversation going, you can do it via her website, her Facebook or Instagram page. You can also contact her via Whatsapp: +972507525556

Questions Answered In This Episode

#1 – Is it safe to get your makeup done right now?

The client should listen to their inner voice when deciding about taking a service, whereas the makeup artist should follow the standard sanitation protocol and adhere to the covid-19 requirements for the specific location as well.

#2 – Katrin’s thoughts on makeup artists charging more in the current situation

Some artists might need to add additional brush sets, but all the disposables, alcohol and disinfectants are the things we use anyway, and this should be a part of the total price. So I wouldn’t charge more than usual.

#3 – What is the effectiveness of the LED lights as used for sanitation?

UVC lights cannot sterilize, but they definitely cut down the number of surface pathogens. Alcohol, for example, only disables bacteria, whereas UVC destroys the RNA strings. This non-chemical way of disinfection can be included in the sanitation routine but it’s not a must, nor the ultimate weapon against covid-19.

#4 – What are some of the best resources for getting educated about makeup sanitation?

  1. Sanitation Conversation
  2. Glossible
  3. Natalie Setareh’s Sanitation Guide

#5 – What should a client keep in mind when hiring a makeup artist during this time?

Hire an artist who truly makes you their priority. Health Before Artistry. Pay attention that a sanitary artist generally creates a barrier between you and the kit. No double dipping into cream products. Makeup can’t be disinfected and a clean artist knows how to handle tools and products accordingly.


[su_image_carousel source=”media: 76831,76833,76834″ limit=”10″ crop=”1:1″ align=”center” autoplay=”0″]

Katrin’s Favorite Beauty Hack

Blot your classic lipstick with a tissue. You’ll remove excess oils that disrupt the lipstick quickly, leaving the concentrated color pigments on the lip which will set like a gentle stain. If you don’t want to wear the lipstick as a stain, reapply another layer and repeat the blotting process until you reach the coverage you desire.

Get Your Free Makeup Kit Sanitation Checklist

Makeup Kit Sanitation Checklist


I created a makeup kit sanitation checklist! Check it out here.

Support The Show

Love all the free content I provide for you, consider making a donation to this show here so I can continue providing you amazing ad-free/unsponsored content.

Ask A Question

Have a beauty / beauty-business related question you want to ask me? I’m here for you, ask away!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

114 gorgeous full color pages for visual learners

Self-funded aka no sponsorships or brand bias

Age / Gender / Race / Brand neutral because makeup is for everyone

Available in hardcover and paperback

Be Your Own Makeup Artist, THE Book

learn how-to wear makeup

shop now!

Also offered at these retailers:



Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction.

kevyn aucoin