How to Clean Makeup Brushes
It’s always super hard to remember to clean your makeup brushes but its also very important! The first reason you should clean your brushes is that it expands their longevity. Makeup brushes can be expensive so it’s nice if you can make them last longer. The second reason is that it is bad for your skin if you keep using brushes that have caked on make up with dead skin cells on the bristles that can clog pores. I’m really bad at remembering to clean my brushes so it helps to have a posted note on my mirror! They say it takes about 28 days to make a habit so once you’ve trained yourself to clean your brushes you can take the post it note down.
Sephora Citrus Brush Cleaner
I like this daily spray to use with my brushes to prevent my brushes from having a gunky build up by the end of the week. This product by Sephora has a subtle Citrus scent and leaves my brushes smelling great which I really enjoy since they are used around my face. This product contains an anti-bacterial formula to keep your brushes very fresh. To use this product all you have to do is spray one or two sprites onto your used brush and then take a cloth or tissue and wipe off the excess makeup. I still suggest and highly recommend that you do a deep clean of your brushes at the end of the week. You can purchase this Citrus Brush Cleaner from Amazon.
Sephora Makeup Brush Shampoo
I purchased this Sephora makeup brush shampoo a while back and its very easy to use. This Sephora product is also purifying with an antibacterial formula to keep your brushes on point. If you have ever cleaned art brushes, it is a very similar process to clean makeup brushes. Start off with a few drops of soap in your hand and wet your brush. Start to lather your brush in your palm. Next, Squeeze the water out of the brush and make sure to shape the brush similar to how it was shaped when you purchased it with a nice tip. Repeat until you have gotten all of the makeup out of your brush and the water is running clear. You can buy some of Sephora’s Makeup Brush Shampoo from Amazon.
bareMinerals Brush Conditioning Shampoo
This is another makeup brush shampoo that I use and like. It helps to keep my brushes feeling very soft. However, if you do not have makeup brush shampoo you can use soap that is safe for your face (especially if you have sensitive skin). As mentioned before to use this product start to lather your brush in your palm. Squeeze the soap and water out of your brush and repeat this process until your brush is free of makeup. To pick up bareMinerals Brush Conditioning Shampoo click here.
How often do you clean your makeup brushes!? And how will you start to remember to clean them if you have been bad about it?