Monday, 15 July 2013

How to wash your makeup brushes

How often should you wash your makeup brushes?

It is important to was your makeup brushes regularly as they hold dirt and bacteria that can cause spots. I recommend washing them every week to keep them in top tip condition. If you have problems with acne or any other skin problems I would clean your brushes more regular as this helps to stop the build up in bacteria and you may see an improvement in your skin.

You can clean your brushes in two ways: use and instant brush cleaner for a quick clean or if you want to clean them thoroughly wash them with shampoo and leave them to dry overnight.

1.       Dampen the brushes slightly with warm water (this makes it easier to clean!)

2.       Chose the cleaning product you want to use and put a small amount in the palm of your hand- I normally use a mild shampoo but alternatively you can use a hand wash, both work in exactly the same way.

3.       Swirl the brush in the cleaning product, use you fingers to lather the makeup away from the brush

4.       Then rinse under warm running water making sure you squeeze out the excess water

5.       Gently swirl the brush onto a clean towel to make sure its dry

6.       While your brushes are still damp reshape it to it's original shape and place on a table to dry overnight.

I like to give my big powder brushes a quick conditioning after I have cleaned them as this leaves them really soft, but you don’t need to do this to all your brushes.

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