Unlike their disposable foam counterparts, a set of quality makeup brushes requires regular maintenance if they are going to go the long haul, give you more bang for your buck, and most importantly, reduce your chances of breakouts from dirt, debris, and old skin cells that collect overtime. While ideally, you would cleanse your brushes after every use, a good rule of thumb is to give them a thorough scrub at least once a week. Here's how:
Hold the brush underneath warm water to remove large makeup particles. It's important that you do this at a downward angle to avoid water entering the ferrule (metal clasp) and loosening the fibers.
Apply a mild dish soap or shampoo to the fibers and gently work it into a lather. Try to avoid spreading the fibers too much, which can also loosen them.
Rinse, and slightly press the fibers together to help them retain their shape.
Lay the brush on its side on a paper towel to dry and refrain from using it until then.
Another option is to invest in a brush cleaner (glo minerals brush cleaner) for a quick effective clean between multiple uses. Simply spray, and wipe clean on a tissue.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes
Posted by HMorris303 at 10:31 AM