This isn’t the most exciting lesson, but it’s important nonetheless! Because we must clean our brushes so we can stay on top of bacteria and other offenders that we don’t want to end up on our face. Eww!
Think of it as basic hygiene.
Its pretty gross when you actually think about it, because who really cleans their brushes as much as they should?
Can we be real for a second? I haven’t cleaned my makeup brushes or my beauty blender in probably a month. Let that sink in for a moment!!
In an *ideal* world we’re suppose to be cleaning them everyday after we put on makeup… (ain’t nobody got time for that). The people who have time for that obviously: either wakeup at 5am so they can be on time for their class or work. In a real world we should be washing them every week. On that note, I fight with even finding one day a week that I could probably take care of them. So I picked two days (Saturday or Sunday) that way if I was busy on one of those days I could do it the other day. This way they are also nice and clean for the coming week.
The way I like to clean them is I start with wetting my brush and then putting a bit of baby shampoo (or any kind will work) anywhere from the size of a dime to a quarter in the palm of my hand.
I gently swirling them across my palm to release the product. Keep the brushes in the water as you add each new one. After washing, let the brushes have a quick soak for 5-10 sec. One by one, hold each brush under cold water to rinse any remaining product and seal the bristles. Re-mold each brush if necessary by pressing the bristles between your fingers until it’s back to its original shape. Make sure all the water gets out of the bristles so that the glue at the base of the brush doesn’t get softened. I really don’t want to mess with the bristles falling out of the brush. Now let them dry completely for a few hours (or overnight).
P.S: For brushes that are extra cake-y, use a dab of almond or olive oil to break down the residue before you wash. 👍