Creating a one-stop makeup kit is not the end, it’s just the start. Makeup brushes are an integral part of your makeup set. To excel in makeup application techniques, you should master up the brush using skill first. For this, your makeup brushes have to be in good shape always.
Brush cleaning is a vital part of any makeup routine. Clotted bristles or caked up sponges don’t blend makeup products evenly. You need to clean up your brushes regularly in order to get a lovely makeup finish using your makeup products.
Hence, in this blog, we’ll teach you how to clean a makeup brush using a few easy and useful DIY methods.
A dirty brush doesn’t perform the same as a clean and fresh one. Leaving makeup brushes in bad condition means showing disintegrity toward your skin because it may do harm to the skin in many ways.
Cleaning and washing are two whole different things. Clean your face brushes weekly (i.e. after six to seven uses), which are used for applying face makeup like concealer, foundation, or powder. Whereas, eye brushes or those brushes that switch color shades are needed to be cleaned in between uses. For example, blush and eye shadow brush.
You can wash the face brushes thoroughly once a month but eye brushes twice at least, such as mascara and eyeliner brush. A sponge also collects as much filth as a brush or even more than that since it is porous. So, wash your sponges more often like every week.
Moreover, Brushes for the application of liquid textures accumulate more microorganisms than your dry powder brushes because fungi and bacteria prefer wet conditions. Given them an extra wash while washing and clean frequently.
The longevity of your makeup bristles will extend if you clean and wash them regularly. Store brushes in their bag, or in a dry and cool place. Avoid damp and warm places because these are the perfect conditions for the growth of bacteria.
You can use mild dishwashing liquids, silicone-free baby shampoo, or antibacterial soap for washing your cosmetic brushes. Avoid detergents since they are bad for health and environmentand loosen up the glue, which might result in bristle loss.
Follow the steps to clean your brushes:
You can also use an electronic brush cleaner, cleansing mat, or cleansing gloves if you don’t want to invest much time in brush cleaning and to avoid additional hassle. They don’t require any kind of soap or water to clean your makeup brushes.
Throw regular makeup sponges away after you use it one time because they are not suitable for repeated use. Only microbial-resistant sponges can be reused safely. Use a sponge brush cleaner to maintain prolonged performance but you have to replace them too every three to four months.
However, you can use your cosmetic brushes as long as they are not severely discolored, smelling bad, or shedding. In case they become too squashed or pinched, they will no longer perform their job properly. So, toss them out if the bristles start to lose their shape, foul odors, keep falling out, and fray.