How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Tuesday 13 August 2013

Recently I've received a couple of requests for a post on the best way to clean and take care of your makeup brushes.  Well, I'm not sure what the best way is, but I can certainly share with you how I clean my own.  So that's what I'm going to do today. 
  1. First I start by running the brushes under warm water, to remove any excess makeup
  2. Then I fill a small bowl with lukewarm water and add a little shampoo - baby shampoo is best, but any gentle shampoo will do
  3. Next I swirl the brushes around in the water and I like to also swirl them around on my hand to build up a good lather before rinsing
  4. I then rinse them under the warm water again and repeat the first few steps until the water runs clean
  5. Once I'm happy that the brushes are lovely and clean, I use a face cloth to dry off the excess water and then lay them out to dry, usually overnight

It's important to make sure that during the process - especially when drying - that you try to keep the bristles in shape.  If the dry all over the place, you will never be able to get them back to normal again.  Also try to concentrate the water on only the bristles as much as possible, and avoid getting the metal parts wet as this will loosen the glue over time.

So that's how I do it!  I hope this has been of some help.  It's so important to take care of good quality brushes - they're worth it!
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