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squeaky clean makeup brushes =)

MUST clean your makeup brushes.

For a very long time I didn’t clean my makeup brushes.  I used to use and reuse brushes until they look yucky and throw them out.  Yes.  So bad an unhygienic of me. *slaps hand*  BUT now that I am getting more and more into my makeup, I learn that this is the most important step in keeping your face blemish free and not bacteria buildup that could ruin your skin.  There are many different ways (well a few different ways) of cleaning your brushes.  Over the last year or so, a lot of my YouTube gurus have taught me these ways.

From above No.1 -Baby Shampoo and No.2 – Extra virgin olive oil & dish washing detergent; are more of the intensive/deeper cleans for makeup brushes.  With these you will need water and to foam them up and swirl in your hand and rinse until clean.  The No.2 one in my opinion is more worthy or doing just because after washing, my brushes feel extra soft and like brand spanking new, because of the olive oil putting the moister back in them.  *my way of cleaning*

No. 3 – any brand of brush cleaner.  These are also very effective but is costly so I always prefer No.2 because you will almost every time have these ingredients already in your kitchen.

No. 4 – makeup remover wipes.  These are generally for those who wants to spot clean their brushes.  For instance if you’re using eye shadow on your favourite brush and you don’t happen to have another one on hand, you can simply use your makeup wipe to “Spot clean” and re-use instantly.  This is a very good way if you’re in a rush and not being able to have that clean brush to use.

How often should you clean your brushes?  Ideally, everyday. But, who has time for that right? Here are a few guidelines:

  • Foundation Brushes – minimum once a week
  • Brushes used for finishing powders and bronzers – once a week
  • Blush Brushes – one a week
  • Eyeshadow Brushes – every 2-3 days
  • Eyeliner Brushes – after every use especially if you use an eyeliner sealant.

Ladies, yes I know its such a hassel but trust me your skin will love you for it.  AND don’t forget to take off all makeup before heading to bed.  Gives you skin time to recover and breathe ^^

x o x o Linder