Are You Cleaning Your Make-up Brushes Properly?
This should be a well known fact, that clean brushes will of course make for better make-up application and a regularly cleaned brush with have an extended life span when compared with a dirty one. Remember that make-up brushes are porous, so the bacteria and natural oils that are on your face are transferred onto your brushes after every use. So you can imagine that when you don’t wash your brushes, all the gunky skin cells will clog your brush, giving you a lovely streaky finish. If you have a dirty brush; say goodbye to blending.
We’re all about simplifying beauty routines and this also extends to caring for your beauty tools. In our humble opinion, you don’t really need a brush cleanser; some mild soap or baby shampoo will do just fine.
- Make a solution of 1 part baby shampoo to 4 parts water
- Dip your brush bristles into the solution and gently wash them on your Brush Cleaning Tool till the water runs clear
- Rinse the brush bristles and squeeze out any excess reshaping the brush head as you go. (Top tip – Spritz the brushes at this stage with a little tea tree oil for a great smell and anti-microbial magic.)
- Rest your brushes over the edge of your counter top till they are completely dry. (Ditch drying on a towel unless you want slightly mouldy brushes – ew)