As you can guess from the title, today we are going to talk about cleaning our makeup brushes! Yaaaaay! If you are like me, you dread this necessary step to keeping the germs away. I spot clean my brushes after every client and deep cleanse at the end of each day. Want to know the key to making it super easy... You may keep reading! ;)
The Must Have Helper...
If you use your brushes on a daily basis you should try to be cleaning them once a week. This avoids build up of bacteria in the bristles and also clean brushes feel a lot nicer on the skin.
As you probably know, cleaning brushes takes patience and time but here's what I do to make it super quick and easy.
This strange rubbery thing is the answer to all your brush cleaning prayers! This is the Real Techniques Cleansing Palette and it is genuinely a lifesaver!
You can purchase it in Boots or online and I guarantee you won't regret it! It has a convenient handle that slides onto your fingers to leave it resting in the palm of your hand and has three different 'sections' for different size brushes.
How I Clean My Brushes
After slipping on the cleansing palette I wet my brush with lukewarm water ensuring all the bristles are wet.
Then using a small amount of shampoo (I like baby shampoo) I start to swirl the brush on the cleansing palette and create a good lather.
Once I feel like all the shampoo is mixed in with the bristles of the brush I rinse it under the water making sure all the shampoo is gone.
After all that is done I squeeze out the excess water, dry slightly with a clean towel and leave on a ledge to dry.
Repeat these steps for each brush using the middle section for medium size brushes, the 'big bump' section for large brushes and the 'little bump' section for lip and eyeliner brushes.
Most brushes will come out clean first go, however, I often find foundation brushes may take 2/3 go to get rid of all the product in the brush. You'll know it's clean when the water is clear!
Simple, Quick, Easy :)
Hope you found this post helpful. The Cleansing Pad costs €20 and is definitely worth the money. Sigma and other brands do similar products however they are slightly more expensive. This is easy to hold and does the work for you. No more soggy fingers!
Let me know if you tried any of these tips.
Until next time,