Cleaning your makeup brushes

So I’m sure you know which brush to use to blend your eyeshadow and which brush to use to contour, but do you know how to wash your brushes? Do you even wash your brushes?

No worries sis, I got you!

There’s nothing I hate more than having to wash all of my brushes, simply because it becomes a whole part time job. However, if you wanna keep your face free of bacteria, then you better wash those brushes girl!!

After using my brushes on a daily basis, I use a little alcohol in a spray bottle and spray a little on them and proceed by wiping them off on some paper towel. However, at least once a week to every two weeks, it’s good to deep clean your makeup brushes. I recommend making this your Sunday afternoon routine while you’re lounging at home, as they will take a few hours to dry completely.

So let’s skip to the good stuff:

You will need
– A bowl
– Mild Clarifying shampoo ( I use Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo)
– Your bathroom sink
– Paper Towel
-Hand towel

How to wash your brushes:
1. Start by running the bristles of your brushes under lukewarm water, being sure to wash away any makeup that was left behind. Another trick is to swirl the brush tips in some olive oil as the oil will help to breakdown any makeup left behind. Try to avoid the part where the bristles actually meet with the handle, as the water can loosen the glue. (I’ve lost a few brushes like this).
2. Follow up by pouring some warm water into the bowl along with a squirt or two of shampoo and gently swirl your brush in this mixture. Tip: You can also do this step in the palm of your hand.
3. Rinse the brush tip under running water. Repeat steps 2 &3 as much as needed or until the water runs clear.
4. Use the paper towel to wipe the brush clean, reshape them with your hand and place on the hand towel to dry. DO NOT place the brushes upward, as the water can seep into the handles and ruin them as mentioned before.

Repeat the steps with each brush. That’s all there is to it.

P.S There are many brush cleaners available, however a gentle clarifying shampoo such as baby shampoo does the trick just fine. A brush cleansing palette also helps to get the job done, if you’re feeling fancy.

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