I hope you had a really great Labor Day weekend! Long weekends are just the BEST!!
A couple weeks ago I washed some of my most used/dirty makeup brushes because I’ll be honest it had been a while, I took pictures to show you how I wash them. Keep reading to find out.
How To: Clean Makeup Brushes
Washing your makeup brushes should be done on a pretty consistent basis because bacteria can build up in your dirty brushes thus causes breakouts or other irritation. I will be honest with you though and tell you it’s not something I do as often as I would like. It kind of gets put on the back burner a lot, but I am going to try to become more consistent.
Things You Need:
What To Do:
1 // Submerge just the bristles of the brush in water to get them completely soaked.
2 // Squeeze some brush cleaner in your hand ( I am currently using a clear shampoo that I didn’t like for my hair, but didn’t want to waste… shampoos are great for cleaning your brushes. Other options are ELF Cleanser, Japonesque, or MAC Cleaner
3 // Take your brush and dip it into the cleanser and start swirling your brush on the palm of your hand, the makeup will literally start dripping off the brush. Do this until you feel it is clean. Repeat if necessary.
4 // Run water on the bristles in a downward motion, never let the water run into the brush handle, this can cause rust and the glue that holds the bristles to soften and break.
5 // Keep running the water and squeezing the bristles until the water runs clean.
6 // Re-shape the brush with your hand or a towel and place the brush on another towel to dry overnight. Hand the brush head over the edge of the counter to quicker drying time.
7 // Do this with all of your brushes until they are clean.
Another really great tool is the Sigma Spa Cleaning Glove. You just pop this on, do this same steps as I listed above but because this has so many grooves it really gets in there and cleanses your brushes much better than your hand. I don’t personally have this yet but it is on my wish list.
That is all you do! It is really easy and quick once you get going. Doing this consistently will make your brushes like new, plus it gets out all that bad bacteria.