How To: Clean Make-up Brushes
Whether you spend hundreds of dolars on a professional brush set or you get a less expensive one like my E.L.F. set its super important you clean your brushes.
Washing your makeup brushes should be a regular part of your beauty routine. I like to clean mine every week when I do my weekly face mask. Choose a schedule that works for you and stick to it.
When you use your brushes, bits of makeup, oil, dirt, and even bacteria can get trapped in the bristles. So while it might be tempting to skip this step it can lead to clogged pores and pesky breakouts.
Cleaning your makeup brushes is quick, easy and affordable.
You will need:
• A shallow bowl
• Gentle clarifying shampoo or baby shampoo
• Your sink
• A clean dry cloth or towel
Begin by running your brushes under lukewarm water, rinsing out all of the residual makeup. Try to focus on the actual bristles while avoiding the part of the brush where handle meets the head, as this can loosen the glue over time.
Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and a squirt of shampoo, and gently swirl your brush tip in the water. If you need to, you can also swirl the brush in the palm of your hand to work up a lather.Rinse the brush tip under running water once again. Repeat steps two and three until the water runs clear from the brush, and use a clean, dry cloth to wipe your brushes, reshaping the bristles as you go.
Next lay your brushes flat on a cloth to dry.
Now you have clean brushes and your skin will thank you!
P.S. The Sesame Street Shampoo I used was purchased from Dollar Tree and has a really light and clean scent.