I recommend washing and cleaning the brushes very gently, being too rough can actually break the bristles. Every brush is different and some have harder bristles than others. Depending on how much your makeup tools can handle, I recommend starting by washing with a little warm water, not too hot.
You can use different products for cleaning your brushes and some are from the more expensive ranges. I have always been looking for a cheap but good product to use. But, I haven’t been so keen on spending £20 for a makeup brush cleaning spray when I actually can save money using another simple product.
Before washing them I tend to take my finger through the bristles to check for any fluff or dust. Even if you wash thoroughly you can’t always see the stuff in between the bristles. This obviously depends on how well you take care of your brushes in the first place.
Below I have demonstrated how you can easily clean your makeup brushes.
- Start by applying Johnson’s Baby Shampoo on the bristles of your brush. Baby shampoo is the cheapest and best beauty tip for the bristles to keep their softness. I have used this secret for months and it makes such a difference.
- Massage the baby shampoo into the bristles and make sure everything is covered.
- Wash the makeup brush thoroughly with a little warm water.
- Gently make circular motions with the brush onto your hand to make sure all the dirt gets cleaned away.
Never go too rough with the brushes because that can ruin the bristles and make them hard. This is not recommended, I have done this in the past and I had to throw away most of my brushes. Nothing is worse than applying makeup with a stiff brush!
Washed and ready for more work…
I recommend to wash and clean your brushes after every time you use them, this is making sure that you won’t get any dirt on your face which can cause irritations and lead to other skin problems. If you can’t wash your brushes that often, you should at least wash them 2-3 times per week.
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I hope you found my article helpful and let me know if you have any other tips that work even better! 🙂
Are you good at remembering to clean your makeup brushes?