We all want to look our best and that means using the right makeup brushes. But, as any beauty guru knows, makeup brushes need regular cleaning and sanitizing for a flawless finish. If you’ve ever found yourself in a pinch when it comes to taking care of your makeup brush collection, this blog post is for you! From quick-cleaning techniques to deep cleans, we’ll cover all the tips and tricks on how to keep your brushes clean and sanitized so you can keep getting back at it with perfect application every time. So grab your favorite brush set, let’s get to work!
Let’s start by talking about the different types of makeup brushes and their cleaning needs. Synthetic brushes are best for liquid or cream-based makeup, while natural bristles work best with powder and mineral foundations. When it comes to deep cleaning, synthetic brushes need a gentle hand while natural bristles can handle a more vigorous scrubbing. That said, both types should be washed regularly to ensure your skin stays healthy and makeup application is flawless every time.
Now that you know what type of brush should be used for what purpose, let’s move on to the tools needed for proper cleaning. To effectively clean your makeup brushes, you’ll need a mild soap or shampoo, towels, and cotton swabs or Q-tips. Additionally, an old toothbrush can come in handy when it comes to dislodging stubborn bits of product from hard-to-reach areas between the bristles. With these items in hand, you’re ready for the next step!
Now let’s get down to business: how to properly clean your makeup brushes. For a quick cleanse between uses, gently swirl your brush into lukewarm water then use a few drops of shampoo or soap. Swirl the brush against your palm to create suds and then rinse until all the product has been removed from the bristles. Once finished, gently squeeze out any extra water using a towel and reshape the brush head before setting aside to air dry.
For a deeper cleanse once a month (or as often as needed), follow the same steps above but this time use lukewarm water and shampoo in a bowl or cup. Dip each brush into the mixture and swirl around until foamy suds form then rinse with cold water until all traces of product have been removed from the bristles. Again use a towel to squeeze out excess moisture then reshape if necessary before fully drying overnight in an upright position so no water is trapped inside. Crucially important is not submerging any part of the handle material otherwise it might loosen over time due to water seepage!
Once your brushes are dry, it’s essential that you store them correctly so they don’t become damaged over time from dust or dirt particles settling onto them from being left lying around carelessly on surfaces like counters or desks! Investing in an acrylic brush holder with individual slots for each brush is ideal for keeping them organized yet dust free at all times! Additionally storing them upright will help prevent damage caused by unintentional stretching of delicate bristles which can happen when they’re stored lying flat on their sides – ouchy!
We hope we were able to arm you with enough tips and tricks on how to keep your makeup brushes clean and fresh at all times! From quick cleanses between uses to deep cleanses monthly – taking care of your beauty tools is paramount if you want perfect application every single time without risking skin breakouts due to bacteria build up! Store your brushes correctly using an acrylic holder with individual slots so they stay organized yet dust free at all times – plus don’t forget about reshaping those delicates bristle heads after washing so they keep their shape through each use!