Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Beauty Tip: How to Clean Makeup Brushes

I have a set of makeup brushed that I bought back in 1997.  They are made by Estee Lauder.  They were very expensive at the time....about $50.00 for the set.  They have served me well all these years and are still going strong.  The one thing that I have been consistent about until now is cleaning them.  I have cleaned them religiously over these years.  I normally clean then every few months.  They have not been cleaned in about 8 months now and in particular the blush brush and the powder brush have become clumpy and less than smooth.  I have looked at them and there seems to be an accumulation of cosmetics on them.  They are no longer smooth when I try to apply anything with them.

It is very important to clean your makeup brushes regularly.  That will ensure no build up of bacteria being transferred from the brush to your face that could possible cause skin breakouts.  Cleaning of the brushes will prolong their life as well and ensure that when you use them, your makeup will go on flawlessly.

How to clean your brushes in 4 easy steps:

What you need:

  • All your brushes...don't leave any out
  • Liquid soap like baby shampoo or dove wash.  A few drops will do.
  • Warm water
  • Towel for drying
How to clean the brushes:
  • Wet the brushes with the water but do not soak
  • Take a few drops of the soap and lather up each brush
  • Rinse each brush under running water until the water is clear. If you have not washed your brushes in a while you may need to lather a 2nd time and rinse again.
  • Once clean, take the towel and press out all the water. Lay brushes flat to dry
Your brushes will be soft and new just like the very first time you used them!

You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder. ~~Unknown~~

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