Sunday 16 March 2014

How I Clean My Makeup Brushes

Every Sunday I deep clean my brushes, occasionally I'll slack off and not do them but more often than not, I'll give them a good clean. There is nothing worse than dirty brushes covered in week old make up and bacteria. Not only is it pretty disgusting, I can also feel my brushes just not applying my make up as well as they should. I always use Johnson's Baby Shampoo which you can usually pick up between £1.00 - £1.50, this is the only thing I've ever used so I can't comment whether solutions specifically for brush cleaning are better.

Firstly, I fill up the sink with luke warm water, grab all my brushes and one by one, give them a good clean. I squeeze a pea size amount of Johnson's Baby Shampoo into the palm of my hand (I realise the above photo is quite a large sized pea) then dip the tip of the brush into the water, making sure I don't get any water in the handle! I don't want my brush falling apart now, do I? 

I swirl the brush into the palm of my hand to get it nice and soapy then swish it around into the water, switching between that and the palm of my hand until it's clean. Hold the brush from the base of the bristles and squeeze out any excess water then rub into a dry towel to make sure any more water is 100% soaked away. 

Finally I just reshape the bristles back into the original shape and leave them to dry, hanging over the edge of something so they don't dry flat sided. With these gorgeous sunny Sundays we've all been having recently, I've been leaving my brushes to dry in the sun by one of my windows which means they're in perfect condition for when I want to use them the following morning. 

I hope you enjoy this post and if you have any tips yourself, please comment them below.

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