Let me start by debunking a myth- most people think that you need to buy an expensive brush cleanser from Mac or Sephora to properly clean your makeup brushes. The truth is that you can clean your brushes just as well with products that you may already have in your cabinet.
Yes- cleaning makeup brushes may not be the most glamorous or fun task, but it’s something that should be a part of your regular beauty routine. Think about it- Whenever you use your brushes, dirt and oil accumulates.. continuous use of these brushes can lead to clogged pores and break outs. Its not rocket science- brush cleaning is an essential part to any good skincare routine.
I would recommend setting out time once a week to do a deep cleaning of all your makeup brushes.
(Remember that it may take a few hours to dry, so I recommend cleaning your brushes AFTER your done using them for your make up on that day)
You will need:
-Your dirty Makeup Brushes
Start by rinsing your brush under lukewarm water
**Tip #1- make sure you are holding the brush with the bristles facing downwards. It is really important to hold it in this way because if water can loosen the glue that holds the bristles together.**
Dispense a small amount of shampoo in your hands
Gently swirl the brush in the palm of your hands
Rinse with lukewarm water
**Tip #2- ONLY use warm water- hot or cold water can actually damage the bristles, leaving them dry and frizzy**
Repeat steps2-4 until the water runs clear from the brush
Use a clean paper towel to wipe your brush
Ley your brush flat on a clean paper towel to dry
And there you have it… squeaky clean and ready for your next use 🙂
Are your brushes in need of a cleaning?
Leave a comment and let me know if you’ve tried this hack and what you think