When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes?
A few days ago, I created a poll on Instagram stories and I asked: How often do you clean your brushes? And 95% responded RARELY. What a mistake! Fatal error. I think that the main reason is due to the scarce information about the importance of washing the makeup brushes.
MAKEUP BRUSHES: THREE GOOD REASONS TO KEEP THEM CLEAN
- The first one is because hygiene matters, do you know how many bacteria develop among the bristles? A lot, and they will settle on your skin once you use the brushes to apply the makeup. Probably, you never considered a brush in this way, it’s a “bacteria carrier”!
- Performances won’t be the same if you use a dirty brush. Imagine creating a Smokey eyes with a brush that has some pigment leftovers on the bristles. Softening won’t be perfect, and the shades won’t be in the color you want, will they?
- Some makeup textures, especially gel, can affect the duration of the brush and make the bristles hardened. It means that day by day the bristles will deteriorate, and you will trash your brushes soon, bye bye!
MAKEUP BRUSHES: HOW TO CLEAN THEM UP
I have already talked about how to clean both your classic makeup brushes and Oval Brushes. To clean them up you can use water and soap, or you can even choose specific accessories such as the BrushEgg.
HOW TO CLEAN THE BRUSHES WITH WATER AND SOAP
It’s easy and cheap. Sluice out the brushes and use a pinch of neutral cleanser, (delicately!) scrub the bristles with your hand and rinse them again.
Wipe the bristles and pay attention when you dry the junction between the bristles and the handle. If the two parts break off, don’t make a fuss about it, use a drop of Attak and you won’t trash the brush. Once you clean them up, they must be dried. Leave them on a clean surface. It’s better to do it in the evening so, during the night, they will dry out and be ready for the next day.
HOW TO CLEAN THE BRUSHES WITH MAKEUP ACCESSORIES
In addition to the BrushEgg, there are some special gloves (many brands produce them) that follow the same cleaning procedure. Even in this case, you can use water & soap, or specific products. In this case, you have to apply the cleanser right on the glove. To clean the bristles, you have to do a couple of circular movements on the surface, rinse them again and let them dry.
Another way to clean the brushes is StylPro. Do you remember the interview with Tom, the inventor of StylPro ? Recently, I have cleaned my brushes only with this tool. It’s convenient and practical because in addition to clean the brushes, it dries them out in 30 seconds. It sounds perfect.