How to | Clean your brushes

How to | Clean your brushes

How to clean makeup brushes.

What’s better than having soft, clean makeup brushes? Nothing, but fresh, out-the-box brushes have to come close, right?

Want to know how to get that feeling every time? Keep reading and I’ll tell you all my secrets.

Things you’ll need:
- Small cup (filled with hot water)

- Shampoo (Coconut water shampoo is my personal favourite for washing brushes)

- Micellar water (or other cleansing water, I prefer Garnier but any brand will do)

- Bar of soap (plain or scented)

- Kitchen roll/hand towel

For a quick refresh:
If your brushes aren’t in need of a full wash but the excess product is noticeable on the brush then this is perfect. I personally refresh certain brushes every 2-3 days.
Step one.
Apply around a teaspoon of Micellar water to the brush.
Step two.
Massage the water into the brush.
Step three.
Use an old towel or kitchen roll to dry off the bristles by wiping from side to side.
Step four.
Hang/tape brushes upside-down and leave to dry fully.

For eye/lip brushes:
Any brushes that are made for more liquid/gel like substances, are in need of a bit of a stronger cleaning agent. For this I find soap bars are the easiest way to get ‘box fresh’ brushes. If you do this every day to every other day then it stops the product from getting a chance to fully dry out and be permanently stuck.
Step one.
Dip the bristle end of the brush in clean water.
Step two.
Swirl the brush around on the bar of soap.
Step three.
Rinse with warm water.
Step four.
Use an old towel or kitchen roll to dry off the bristles by wiping from side to side.
Step five.
Hang/tape brushes upside-down and leave to dry fully.

For a deep clean:
This is best done around every two weeks as long as you stay on top of the other cleaning methods above. If the other methods aren’t followed then once a week minimum to stop the bacteria is best.
Step one.
Dip the bristles into the cup of water, make sure you don’t go too far as this can loosen the glue in the handle.
Step two.
Squeeze around a pea-sized amount of shampoo on the brush and massage in.
Step three.
Rinse out shampoo as you would rinse out your hair.
Step four.
Using a small towel or kitchen roll dry off the bristles by wiping from side to side.
Step five.
Hang/tape brushes upside-down and leave to dry fully.

How do you clean your brushes?

 

Hannah x

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