Oh HEY. Fun fact of the year: I clean my brushes obsessively. Probably every few weeks, but that’s totally okay, if not majorly important. Cleaning your makeup brushes helps with applying makeup better and there is a pretty good just you’ll have cleaner skin. Just think about all the germs collected on those brushes (from that pretty face of yours and the product)and without cleaning them, your brushes become a place for germs to live (ICK). Forgetting to clean your brushes can also affect how long your brushes last, too. The good news is that it only takes a household product and a few minutes for your brushes to be sparkly clean. So, if you are wondering how to clean makeup brushes, I’ve got you covered!
:: shop the post ::
You can clean your brushes with a few different items. The most popular would be shampoo. Preferably baby shampoo, but regular shampoo can also work (although it may affect your bristles, I’ve used my own organic shampoo and it works well!). DON’T use any form of oil, it can ruin your brushes and it’s incredibly hard to get out.
- Start by warming up some water at the sink and dispensing a small amount of shampoo onto your palm. Grab a brush and swirl the bristles around your palm until it gets nice and sudsy (that’s a word, right?). I spend roughly 1-2 minutes lathering up my brush, it depends on the size and how much product is on the bristles. Eye brushes take 30 seconds to 1 minute, face brushes anywhere from 2-3 minutes.
- Once you feel that your brush is clean (having white brushes help since you can tell when the product is out), make sure all the suds from the shampoo are out by cleaning for 20 seconds under lukewarm water.
- Place the brushes on a hand towel, drying off the bristles and shaping the brush before moving onto the next brush.
- BAM. You’ve got fresh brushes at your dispense.
If you want to be a total professional, you can grab some brush cleaner from Ulta or Sephora for pretty cheap! It takes me about an hour to clean all of my brushes (I have a lot of brushes), but it’s totally worth it. You can also pick up a dry brush cleaner, which is really easy for a light clean. How often do you clean your brushes? Happy Tuesday 🙌🏼
:: shop the post ::