I thought maybe the newer followers could benefit from this past post if they haven’t yet read it! This post is originally from last November 21st and tells you how to take care of your brushes by cleaning them, and also the benefits of doing so. You’ll be glad you did! Read below to hopefully gain a little more insight on why it’s not only helping your brushes last, but also keeping YOU healthy when using them.
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Brushes make all the difference to a makeup user’s finished masterpiece. Whether you are an aficionado, or a novice, your brushes are a valuable investment! Brush bristles are the perfect medium for trapping oil, dirt, and bacteria. Thoroughly cleansing your brushes can prevent breakout-causing buildup, while also making your investment last longer! If you’ve bought expensive brushes like I have, you can appreciate this!
I clean all of mine once a week and I use Sephora Purifying Brush Shampoo, but whenever I’m out of that, I use a simple, inexpensive shampoo (just 1 ingredient!) that still does the trick just as well (I’ll explain that, too). My go-to set of brushes takes about 1-2 days to dry, so I recommend having a backup set of brushes. My second set of brushes is from e.l.f. makeup. Their professional line is VERY high quality, and best of all, affordable!
1. Run brush bristles under lukewarm water. Be careful not to get water between the metal on the brush!
2. In a shallow dish/plate, put a little bit of brush shampoo. Swirl the brush in your palm, creating a lather. You can use your palm, as well.
3. Rinse your brush under the water, again being careful to not get the brush wet beyond the base of the bristles! If you can see still makeup running off your brush, repeat step 2 again until the water runs clear.
4. Squeeze out any excess water and reshape the bristles. Lay flat on a towel or dry surface. (Don’t stand brushes up to dry, as this can cause water still left in the bristles to run into the metal, causing the glue to loosen!)
For an inexpensive brush shampoo alternative, I’ve used Palmolive Free & Clear Concentrated Dish Liquid. You can also use Dawn instead if you have that, too. A lot of blogs are saying to mix this or that with RUBBING ALCOHOL. That will dry your brushes out, and potentially shorten their life. If you wash your brushes once a week, they’ll last much longer than if you let them sit around and accumulate dirt and oil. In the long run, it’s well worth the 10 minutes it takes to wash them.