After a few weeks of using your makeup brushes, your face's natural oils, makeup, and bacteria will start to build up. Cleaning your makeup brushes regularly will not only get rid of the bacteria, but it will also prevent your makeup colors from getting mixed.
Keep your makeup brushes in tip-top shape and ensure the bristles stay soft and bacteria-free longer. Try washing brushes at least once a week. Okay every two weeks.
Here's how to clean your makeup brushes:
• Pour a mild household liquid soap or baby shampoo into the palm of your hand and mix with water
• Use your hand as a cup for the warm, soapy water and swirl brushes in your palm until they are clean. This works if you used the brush for powder based make up. If the brushes have been used for cream-based makeup, they will need a deeper cleaning than the ones used for powder-based makeup
• 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
• Once the water runs clear, take the brush out from under the water and gently fold a towel around the bristles
• Squeeze the excess water out using your fingers. Remove the brush from the towel and reshape the bristles if necessary. You can do this by gently pressing on them, fanning them out, or pulling them together into a point. Try to recreate the original shape as much as possible.
Clean brushes help you get the application right for flawless results. Don’t get lazy about cleaning those brushes. Thank me later.