Friday, June 3, 2011

How to Clean Your Brushes

Cleaning your beauty tools is super important-
oil from your skin, excess product, and bacteria build up and become totally nasty.

First of all, a little anatomy lesson.
(please excuse my weird finger)
This right here is called the ferrule.
It is where the glue that holds the bristles in is.
DON'T GET WET, it will disintegrate the glue and lead to shedding.
When you let your brushes dry, reshape them with your fingers and lay them flat on their sides.

For a really deep clean- which you should do once a month-
hold the brush sideways, put shampoo on your hand, and gently swirl away product, and rinse. Follow by swirling the brush in a tiny drop of conditioner and rinsing.
Swirl the brush on a towel to get rid of excess water

For just a weekly clean, pour some brush cleanser like
(I have tried the cheap Sephora version and really hate it)
into a small dish and dip your brush in.
Using a dish towel or wash cloth, swirl away the buildup until nothing comes off the brush.
You will probably need to redip a few times.

To quickly clean while you are applying and want to switch colors,
just swirl the brush on a paper towel until it comes off clean.
This doesn't work for foundation brushes.

I hope you are all having lovely summers!
Stay lovely!

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