How I Clean My Makeup Brushes


First, I discussed my must-have makeup brushes, now I'm going to share with you how I take care of them. After a few weeks of using your makeup brushes, your face's natural oil, the makeup, and other dust and debris will start to build up. Cleaning the brushes from time to times keeps all that grime from getting transferred to your face, and it also makes the brush bristles softer and more effective. Read on for a simple method how I clean my makeup brushes.

RUN THE BRISTLES OF THE BRUSHES UNDER LUKEWARM WATER

Avoid getting water underneath the metal clasp of the handle as this will ruin the glue that holds the bristles together. Keep running the water through the brushes until you've rinsed away most of the old makeup.

Make sure the brushes are angled downward into the stream of water. If water gets under the metal clasp of the handle, it may damage the brushes.

Don't use hot water, as the heat may damage the bristles.

MAKE A CLARIFYING SHAMPOO AND WATER MIXTURE

Place a teaspoon of shampoo in a cup with 1/4 cup of warm water. Quickly stir the mixture with a spoon to work up some bubbles.

SWIRL THE BRISTLES IN THE MIXTURE

Only the bottom half of your brushes' bristles should be swirled in the mixture to avoid having water travel up the handle.

REMOVE THE BRUSHES FROM THE MIXTURE

Gently massage in the excess mixture left on the bristles with your fingers to loosen up the makeup and dirt.

RINSE THE BRISTLES UNDER LUKEWARM WATER

Continue to massage the bristles while running them under the water until it runs completely clear. Avoid getting the handle wet.

PAT THE BRISTLES

Use a clean dish towel or face towel to gently remove some of the moisture.

RESHAPE THE BRISTLES

Spread the bristles apart with your fingers to help get them back in shape.

LAY THE BRUSHES ON A DRY TOWEL

Make sure the bristles aren't bent underneath.

FLUFF THE BRISTLES

When the brushes are completely dry, fluff the bristles a bit. Your brushes are now ready to use.


BONUS TIP: How often you should clean your brushes? I typically clean mine once a month, some like foundation and powder brushes more often. By doing that it helps to maintain my brushes lifespan. Washing my brushes at night allows them to dry so they will be ready for the next day. I just want to make sure that I allow enough time for them to dry thoroughly before using.

BONUS TIP: For brushes that are extra cake-y, use a dab of almond or olive oil to break down the residue before you wash.

And there you have it ladies, easy ways to make sure your makeup brushes are clean.


❤ How often do you clean your brushes and what method do you use? Share in the comments section below! ❤

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