Considering how much money we spend on make up paraphernalia, we don’t really pay attention to the non make up stuff. You don’t want to spend a lot of money buying high quality makeup brushes if you are not going to be able to look after them by keeping them clean and conditioned. Foundation, eye shadow and lip brushes should be cleansed after each use to stop bacteria spreading and therefore keep your skin clear; whilst other types of brushes such as powder and blusher can be cleansed once a week.
Let’s look at an easy way to get this done
First, run your brush bristles under lukewarm water.
Make sure to keep the bristles pointing downwards, avoiding the area where the handle meets the head. If water gets in there, it can loosen the glue that holds the bristles together!
Next, dispense a small amount of baby shampoo into the palm of your hand. About a nickel-sized amount should do the trick.
Now, swirl the brush bristles into the baby shampoo until it creates a rich lather. After you feel you’ve worked out the dirt and oil that has been trapped in the bristles, rinse the brush head under lukewarm water again.
Squeeze the excess water out of the brush by pulling it in between your thumb and the side of your index finger. If the water that is released is dirty, go ahead and repeat the cleansing process again. Once the water runs clear, you know you’ve done a good job and can move on to the next step.
Use a cloth or a paper towel to dry off the bristles, reshaping them as you go.
Lay your brushes flat to dry over night. And voila- you have clean brushes!