Today we would be looking at how to take care of our makeup brushes and tools. It is not just enough to buy expensive and quality brushes, you have to learn how to take care of them if you want them to serve you for a long period of time. Whether your brushes are for professional or personal uses, it is essential you take good care of them. It is no longer a hidden fact that dirty makeup tools and brushes are perfect breeding grounds for bacteria that can lead to infection.
If you are still of the opinion that cleaning your makeup brushes is not important, just imagine that you hired a makeup artist whose foundation brush has caked up foundation in between the bristles of the brush or imagine a dirty lip-brush coated with lip colour from the previous client. In all sincerity would you be comfortable in that makeup? That if you eventually allow the makeup artist used her dirty tools on your face.
I totally get it that cleaning makeup brushes may not be the most interesting task to do but it is something that should always be part of your regular beauty routine.
Here is a simple trick to having clean makeup brushes all the time
- Disinfectant (Dettol)
- Mild Shampoo
- Soft Cloth
- Pour a reasonable amount of shampoo and disinfectant in a bowl of lukewarm water
- Deep your brush into the solution one at a time and move the brush in a circular motion to release all the caked products from the brush’s bristles
- Keep the brush in water as you wash new ones
- After washing, let the brushes soak for few minutes
- Rinse each brush individually and squeeze out the excess water by pulling the brush in between your thumb and the side of your index finger
- Use a soft clean cloth to dry off the bristles, reshaping them as you dry
- Lay your brushes flat to dry overnight.
NOTE: You should not dry your brushes in an upright position because the water settles into the glue that holds the bristles together at the base of each brush head and starts breaking down the glue over time. This is the major reason why the bristles fall off when you swipe the brush against your face and it could be really annoying.
For makeup artist who have a lot of clients to work on and do not have the luxury of immersing the brush in water after every look could invest in makeup brushes cleanser. Most of these cleansers contain alcohol so they kill germs and also dry faster. To use a makeup cleanser simply
- Spray the makeup brush cleanser directly on the brushes bristles till they soaked with the cleanser
- Wipe with a soft cloth until it’s completely clean.
Now you know how to clean your makeup brushes. Next time you think you brushes has seen better days try any of this cleaning process before hurrying to buy another set of brushes.
Till I come your way again, Stay beautiful and keep slaying!