The least we can say is that successful make-up is not learned overnight, but now you are a true professional. You know how to apply make-up perfectly in the right shades, the right colors, and with the right materials.
Speaking of equipment: Have you ever thought to pamper them a bit? Not too much.
Make-up Brush: Bacteria Nests
This is because you don’t know the cleansing techniques for your foundation, blush, or eyeshadow brushes, and you’re probably afraid you’re not going to do well. Or, quite simply, you’re lazy.
But for the sake of your face, your products, and your tools themselves, we have decided to put together a little guide from the box to make sure you take good care of it. Because if you get your brushes dirty, it’s a safe bet that bacteria will settle there and become responsible for acne pimples. Accumulation of colors and textures can also affect the performance of makeup brushes.
1) Why Do You Clean Your Makeup Brush?
You will have noticed that make-up brushes are not free and cost a certain amount of money. Therefore, it is better to try to keep them as good as possible. Therefore, brushes should be cleaned more often to keep them effective and remove make-up residues.
But there is another reason that worries you even more: your skin. Not cleaning your brushes regularly can hurt them. The more you use them without washing them, the more bacteria they carry. And, honestly, we don’t think you’re a lover of pimples and the other type of redness they can cause.
How Do You Wash?
The frequency can vary: some experts advise you to clean them every week, others every month. But in general, this is the last time that cleaning lasts for a month, no more, no less! Therefore, it is sufficient to clean them once a month, bearing in mind that after each use you have to wipe them with absorbent paper to remove the makeup residues that are stored and dried!
We suggest a simplified schedule: brushes for blushes, foundations, correctors should be washed each week.
Brushes that touch the eyes, i.e. eyeshadow and eyeliner, should be washed twice a month. Finally, it is advisable to wash the brushes that make up the eyebrows and lips every month.
A small, simple note that allows you to do the minimum and help the health of your skin and equipment.
Which Products Are To Be Used?
There are not many product options, but by using natural reflexes you will be able to access easily accessible products such as Marseille soap, washing-up liquid, or shampoo.
Washing up liquid can be good for natural fiber hair, but also dries out the hair.
So opt for a shampoo that is gentler but still effective.
For more complicated purposes, use the product in the kitchen: olive oil! It is not useful most of the time but is recommended to get rid of sticky products such as eyeliner. Dab a few drops of the oil on the brush, carefully work through the bristles, and then carefully wipe with a towel or absorbent paper. You will understand that it is pointless to use only water.
There are many pre-made make-up products online, such as an electric make-up brush cleaner, a make-up remover sponge, and much more!
Cleaning Makeup Brushes, Step By Step
Before you start, remember that for an effective result, you should only wash one brush after the other. If they are really very dirty, do not hesitate to rinse them coarsely with the tap for the first time.
For your “spring cleaning,” you need a shallow bowl, shampoo preferably for babies, but you can also do the trick and a light towel.
Step 1: Fill your bowl with lukewarm water and then add a tablespoon of shampoo. Be careful not to have a heavy hand, this dose is sufficient.
Step 2: Dip the brush into the water and then turn small circles at the bottom of the bowl to separate the hair and reach as many surfaces as possible for about 10 seconds. However, try not to wet the hair root that you are not really using, as you may get into the glue and peel off some.
Step 3: Hold the brush under cold tap water for a few seconds. The water pressure ensures that the product residues are rinsed off.
Step 4: Gently shape the initial shape of the brush with your fingers.
Step 5: Once washed, then rinsed, place the brush on the towel that is installed on a flat surface, brush down, i.e. towards you. It is very important to leave it flat.
What About Beauty Blender Makeup Sponges?
Brushes are one thing, but many people use sponges to apply them, which need to be cleaned every week because they are nests for bacteria, and the skin definitely deserves better.
Step 1: First run your sponge under lukewarm running water for a few seconds. Don’t wait to squeeze it so that the water penetrates well in every single part.
Step 2: wring out as much as possible, then apply a dose of soap.
Step 3: Put the sponge under water again until it is completely transparent. It should no longer be considered as a foundation or soap color.
Step 4: Place it near your brushes on the same clean, flat towel, and let it dry!
When Shall You Be Your Makeup Brushes?
Now you know how to clean your brushes properly. However, you can imagine that they have limits as well. You should think about getting rid of them when the brush loses its bristles and becomes completely deformed. It is a sign that it is time for them to retire!