A Guide to Properly Wash All Makeup Brushes

Quote: “Makeup may come and go but brush cleaning is forever.”

Question: Do you have to own/purchase a certain brand of brush cleanser?

Fact: 61% of women who use makeup brushes clean them less than once a month or not at all/

Cliff Hanger: How long have you gone without washing your brushes?    

You can own all the makeup in the world; from foundations, to concealer’s and even contour kits. However, all those products aren’t useful without the lovely invention of makeup brushes. Without them our makeup wouldn’t be blended, contoured and of course flawless. 

Whether your makeup brushes are synthetic or natural, you must never forget to wash those precious babies of yours. 

It may be time consuming but it can prevent acne and build up, and leave you with long lasting brushes and a flawless face at the end of the day.

You don’t need to purchase expensive makeup cleansers or brush stations. Baby soap/ Dish soap and olive oil with a towel will do. In addition to that, you need to disinfect your brushes. So make sure the cleanser also is antibacterial. Dip your brush into a mixture of soap and olive oil; make sure to gently massage old makeup from your brushes. Then rinse with lukewarm water and set flat on a towel to dry. 

The two most important tips to remember are to not dry your brushes roughly with a towel and to never soak your brushes in water. By drying them roughly, this will damage your bristles and once dry they won’t blend well. If you soak your makeup brushes this will create water damage and your handles will separate from the brushes and will be unable to use. 

As difficult as it may seem, washing your brushes is the easiest and the most important step regarding makeup.