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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES

Beauty is one of those things that once you get it right you’re golden. There are so many components to beauty, and one that’s forgot the most often is cleaning the tools that you use. Today I wanted to share the easiest way to clean you’re makeup brushes.

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES

WHAT YOU NEED:
  • Your brushes
  • An old towel
  • Cleaner
PREP:

Experts say you should clean your brushes once every two weeks. I say, life gets in the way so just do it as often as you can. To prepare, I take all my brushes into the bathroom and lay them into the sink. I then open up the packet of my favorite brush cleaner and run it under warm water.

The cleaner I use is one that was a recommendation from my little cousin, and I didn’t believe her until I actually tried it. It’s a pink bar of soap that is actually made to hand wash your clothes, but I swear it’s magic for getting your brushes clean. It’s called Zote and you can pick it up at Walmart or Amazon for under $10. If you are looking for it at Walmart, you can find it in the detergent aisle. Also, storing the soap is easier than you think. The wrapping is waterproof so once you’re done with it just place it back into the wrap, fold it up and store it anywhere. No hassle there!

CLEANING:

Once my bar of soap is wet I carefully take each brush and rinse it under warm water, I then swirl it on the bar of soap. Once the brush has soap on it I work the soap into the bristles of the brush by rubbing it on my palm. If it’s a brush you use a lot– like a blush brush or a blending brush you may have to add more soap on the brush, but usually you can tell that your brush is clean when the water is clear.

Once my brush is clean I like to form the shape of the brush with my hand.

DRYING:

I simply lay out my brushes with the bristles facing down on an old towel and let them dry all day or overnight. I learned that the brushes will eventually take its natural shape especially if you’ve formed the shape with your hand immediately after you washed them. If you have wood handles on your brushes you can also place them in a glass upside down but I find that messes with the shape, I rather place them flat on a towel– but that’s just my preference.

I know Sigma has come up with an interesting product that shapes and dries your brushes, and I’m dying to try it. If you’ve tried it, please let me know what you think! 

 

Cleaning your makeup brushes is something that is tedious but still very important, so this is the easiest process to get it out of the way! I hope you try this out next time you wash your brushes.  I used to use my shampoo to wash my brushes, but ever since I tried Zote, I never looked back. It’s honestly magic, and it is SO affordable, you’ll be amazed!

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