Hope you are still mindful of washing your hands often friends 😉 So now that cleanliness has been put at the forefront of our minds more than EVER, I figured this topic for a video would be very timely!
This might sound crazy, but as a makeup artist and lover all of things beauty related, nothing makes me happier than using CLEAN MAKEUP BRUSHES!!
I have tried and experimented with every different type of makeup brush cleanser and price points out there. Why is washing our makeup brushes so very important??
- It helps to preserve the life of your brushes,
- keeps your brushes from spreading bacteria to your makeup products,
- and most importantly, it protects your skin from breakouts.
*But NEWS FLASH* Just because a makeup brush cleanser costs more and has fancy packaging, doesn’t always mean it’s better…
Go ahead and watch my short video tutorial to see exactly how I get my brushes squeaky clean. Then you can scroll down for quick reminders, steps and products…
What did you think? Easy huh??
I have been cleansing my beloved makeup brushes this same way for over 10+ years and have found this simple soap and water method to be the most effective. You can compare it to the news lately of thorough soap and water being better than ANY OTHER method for keeping you healthy during this virus crisis – way better than just hand sanitizer. Same is ringing true for brush cleansing.
All you need :
- your dirty makeup brushes
- a dishwashing soap with added essential oils (my favorite is the Geranium Mrs. Meyers dish soap. Your brushes have never smelled better!)
- a sink
- a clean hand towel (I just stocked up on these soft $4 ones that come in lots of colors)
- a silicone cleansing tray (this $7 Real Techniques one is perfect)
All you do :
- start with running warm water and place your tray in the sink.
- rinse out your brush with water first, then add a drop of dishwashing liquid to bristles
- start scrubbing head of brush into the tray until you see all that makeup washing away!
- rinse the brush until water runs clear
- squeeze out excess water from bristles and lay flat to dry on countertop on a clean towel.
I always clean my brushes this way at night, and by the morning time, your brushes will be dry and ready to use!
Why are essential oils necessary in the soap? This is because essential oils help with their natural anti-bacterial properties as well as making sure your bristles don’t get stripped and dry out so much that they fall out of the head of your brush. It keeps the bristles nice and soft – think of it like conditioner for your makeup brushes!
How wonderful that a $4 bottle of dish soap will last quite a while even if you’re washing your brushes at least twice a month (recommended for personal use ones) and that way you can spend the saved money on other things like new makeup brushes!!
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(Honorable mentions : If being cooped up at home has you bored, don’t forget to listen to all of my inspiring Pretty Powerful podcast episodes, try this copycat Chick-fil-A nugget recipe, and wear these collagen eye masks to perk up your face)