If you love to apply your makeup everyday or on a regular basis, you probably have a plentiful supply of makeup brushes to apply it all. Sadly, many forget that makeup brushes also need to be cleaned regularly to keep them in tiptop shape and stop them from harboring bacteria. Have you ever cleaned your brushes before? If not, then follow the below tips to keep your makeup brushes in top shape so your makeup continues to go on effortlessly.
Daily maintenance of your makeup brushes is easy. The first step to keeping your brushes clean after each use is picking up a daily brush cleaner and spritzing it on your brushes after each use. There are many available brands to choose from.
At least once a week, it’s time to give your brushes a deep cleaning. It is important to note here that your brushes will need a few hours to dry after a deep cleaning, so I’d recommend washing them after you’ve applied your makeup that day so you don’t find yourself stuck without any!
Lets get to it:
- Firstly, start by running your brushes under the tap with lukewarm water. This way you will rinse out all of the residual makeup. Try to focus on the actual bristles while avoiding the part of the brush where handle meets the head, as this can loosen the glue over time. Being gentle but firm here is the key.
- The next step is to fill a bowl with lukewarm water and a squirt of your current shampoo, and gently swirl your brush tip in the water. If you need to, you can also swirl the brush in the palm of your hand to work up lather. The point of this is to remove any existing dirt from the brush and to cleanse the bristles.
- The third step is to rinse the brush tip under running water once again to remove and residue from the shampoo as you don’t want to be leaving this on as it could effect the condition of the brushes. Repeat steps two and three until the water runs clear from the brush.
- Now your brush is rinsed and clean, finish with a cloth to wipe your brush clean, reshaping the bristles as you go.
- Lay your brushes flat on a cloth to dry, this may take a few hours or even a whole day.
So you know which brushes to use for contouring, blusher and foundation and which to use for concealing and now you know that you should be cleaning your makeup brushes regularly. When you use your brushes regularly, bits of makeup, oil, dirt, and even bacteria can get trapped in the bristles. So while you may forget to clean them, skipping this cleaning can lead to clogged pores and pesky breakouts. Washing your makeup brushes should be a regular part of your beauty routine, so don’t skip it.