Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Importance of Cleaning Makeup Brushes

Hi guys,

I know a lot of you know about this, but I find this topic so important that I decided to make a post about it.

Everything you put on your face should be clean, this includes your makeup brushes.  The last thing you want is to use a dirty brush (that looks clean) to apply makeup to your freshly cleaned face.  This can lead to acne.

I don't know about you but I find cleaning makeup brushes fun.  :) For those of you who don't really like cleaning, cleaning brushed are quick and easy.
Here is how I do it:
  1. Run brushes under water
  2. Use a hand soap  or baby shampoo and work it through the bristles 
  3. Rub the brush on the back of your hand, as if you were painting (now you should see all of the makeup coming off).
  4. Rinse the brush until the water that comes out of it is completely clear
  5. Store with the brush up and handle down. 
If you follow these steps your brushes should be dry in about 8 hours so it is best to do this before bed.  I clean my eye makeup brushes once a or twice a week and my face brushes every other day.


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  2. Nice post! It's not a fun part of makeup but certainly something that needs to be done frequently... ;)

  3. hi

    i don't like it but dont hate it
    and i do the same its realy quick to do

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  5. I love these type of posts, I clean my brushes all the time and it's good to remind people that they should do it well and more often xx

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  6. I need to clean my makeup brushes really soon!


  7. For me, cleaning the brush I use for gel eyeliner is the worst! It's a daily chore :(

    1. yeah I think it is the hardest to clean!

  8. I recently cleaned my brushes.
    It s very necessary.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Nice tips!
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    Kisses from Spain, Kela

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  11. Very good tips. ;-)
    Lovely greets Nessa

  12. Great tips and a wonderful reminder that brushes need to be clean, no matter how lazy you get :( I always put off cleaning them but the random breakouts I get attest to the fact that I need to do it!

    xx Debbie

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