I was contacted by Lakeshore PBS, with a request to interview for a special show on their station called “Eye on the Arts”. This program celebrates all different aspects of artistry and highlights creativity and I couldn’t have been more honored to be a part of this! If you’d like to learn a little more about me, my passion for makeup artistry and why I love what I do, please watch this interview. Interview with Krissy V on Lakeshore PBS (YouTube upload)
Every year around Halloween I like to tap into my most creative artistry and come up with a new and original Halloween makeup look. I had LOTS of fun creating this one, but I surely wasn’t expecting it to go viral and could have never anticipated the attention it received and the connections I was able to make because of it.
One of the best introductions was to an amazing local NWI company, “Mermaid Straw” (https://mermaidstraw.com/) whose mission is to clean up the planet, reduce plastic waste and encourage the use of reusable items instead. ABC 7 did this special feature on our partnership and it was such an honor to be a part of!
- Makeup brushes will no longer be cleaned between clients on the work site. At the start of each service, a clean set of brushes, which have already been sanitized, deep cleaned and pre-portioned into individual bags prior to the appointment, will be used on each individual client. After their makeup application has been completed, these used brushes will then be placed in another bag. At the completion of the entire job, the brushes will be taken off site in order to be deep cleaned and properly disinfected again.
- Although certain approved sanitizing mists and alcohol, which have been proven to kill 99.9% of surface bacteria and viruses, have always been used in Krissy’s business, additional measures for the enhanced safety of all clients will be taken. In an effort to increase the level of protection, and avoid risk of cross contamination, ALL powder products to be used in the makeup application (ie: eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, etc) will now be scraped from their original container and dispensed directly onto a disinfected stainless steel palette, or into a tissue. The stainless steel artist palette, or tissue, is the area that the artist will now pick the color up from, instead of placing a brush into the original powder palette. The steel palette will then be properly cleaned and disinfected with a hospital grade, EPA certified, bactericide/fungicide/virucide between each client.
- As was always the case previously, and will continue to be, all cream products (eyeliner, concealer etc) will be decanted from their original containers with a disinfected stainless steel palette knife, onto a clean and disinfected stainless steel palette. Krissy will work from this palette and never dip a brush into the actual makeup container.
- All mascara will be applied with a disposable mascara wand, which will never be dipped into the mascara container more than once. NO double dipping will take place. Each time more mascara is needed a new wand will be used and they will be properly disposed of after each use.
- All lip products, including lip conditioner, lipgloss and lipstick will be applied with a disposable lip wand, and will be used only once. These wands will never enter the lip product container more than once and will be disposed of after each use.
- Handwashing will be done before the start of the makeup application and use of hand sanitizer will be used frequently throughout the process. In cases where Krissy’s hands will need to be in direct contact with clients skin, she will be wearing disposable gloves.
- All nonporous surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected between each client. Please allow proper time for this when considering the appointment times and rotations of the makeup applications.
- The chair that Krissy will have clients sitting in will be covered with vinyl and all surfaces of the chair will be sanitized between each client.
- Krissy will bring a waste bin to dispose of all waste, disposable wands and paper towel between clients.
- Until further notice, Krissy will be wearing PPE to perform all makeup services, which will include a mask, safety glasses and/or face shield and gloves where needed.
- Client is encouraged to also wear a mask for the majority of the makeup application and remove it towards the end of the process, for the application of foundation and lip products only.
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