How to Clean your Makeup Brushes
How to Clean your Makeup Brushes
Clean your makeup brushes the right way.How often do you buy makeup brushes?
Have you spent money on expensive brushes and get ruined as you clean and use it?
Find out how to wet-wash your makeup brushes properly for longevity and durability.
You should Wet-Wash your makeup brushes at least once every couple of weeks and once a week if you using your brushes on other people.
You can use brush cleaner for every application and then Wet-Wash every other week or at least once per month. However, a good brush cleaner can be expensive especially when used several times a day to clean brushes.
***A key fact to always remember is if any product that holds moisture can harbor bacteria.***
1.Brush Cleaner- I love Parian Spirit and Ben Nye brush cleaner. I love these because they clean the brush effortlessly and dry quickly enabling you to use them quickly.
3. Paper towels
Hopefully these few steps will enable you to keep your brushes clean and in good shape!!
Step 1: Wet-WashThe main step with Wet-Washing is to always face the bristles of the brush DOWN.
This is the most important step- the reason why is because when you wash the brush facing up, water will get down in the ferrule (metal part). Once water gets in the ferrule it has a hard time drying and will start to create bacteria in the brush. Once bacteria is in the brush- it is ruined and should not be used.
How to know if it's time to get a new brush-
Constant "Dewy" smell to the brush and/or the brush will take an extremely long time to dry (if it ever does).
Step 2: ShampooWhile cleaning the brush, run warm water as you gently shampoo your brushes with the bristles facing DOWN. You should be able to see makeup running down the sink while it is being cleaned. Make sure makeup/shampoo is not left behind on the brush and rinse off with warm water facing the bristles of the brush DOWN.
Step 3: Dry TimeNow that your brushes are clean it's time to let them dry. You will want to have the bristles of the brush sitting off a ledge without anything under them. (They should be hanging over the side of a table or counter.)
If you place the brushes on a towel or paper towel the moisture from the brush will sit on the towel not allowing your brushes to dry as quickly and can also create bacteria.
Let them dry overnight and in the morning you will have clean brushes ready to use.
(Brushes that are drying should look similar to the image. These are not my brushes but wanted to show how the bristles of the brush should be air-dried over the ledge.)
Step 4: BRUSH CleanerWhen using a brush cleaner make sure you have:
tissue/towel/ paper towel
I would suggest either getting a spray bottle to use the brush cleaner (if not included) with or getting a brush cleaning jar. The jar will save you brush cleaner and time.
While cleaning with brush cleaner use gentle strokes back and forth on a tissue to remove the makeup from the brush. Clean until there are no signs of makeup/product.
If using a jar, there is a plastic netting you can gently stroke the brush back and forth on that removes the makeup almost instantly with the brush cleaner.
The image attached is a image of a brush cleaning jar. I LOVE this product!!! Whenever I use it I'm easily able to clean my brushes quickly and move on to the next!
All Images found on google search.