Makeup Brushes and How To Take Care of Them

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Thanks for returning to my little corner here on FabKulture.

My Very First article was on the top makeup brushes. Now, I’m here to talk about how to care for your brushes and your cosmetics. Washing, drying, and storing your brushes properly, and sterilizing your makeup.

When you think back… How many times have you cleaned you personal makeup brushes?

How many times have you done your makeup, and your face breaks out the next day? That’s because, your makeup brushes may need a cleansing.

Your brushes touch your eyes, lips and face, multiple times per application, and pick up all kinds of germs, not to mention counter tops, sinks and bathroom floors (Ewwww).

So, here are a few ways to keep your makeup brushes looking fresh and brand new.

Powder Brushes:

From your eye-shadow brushes to you big ol’ fluffy blush and powder foundation brushes.

  1. Swirling them off on a white rag, or heavy duty paper towel, help remove the color from the bristles.
  2. Then set your bathroom sink to a warm water temperature and use a basic white, color free, unscented soap.
  3. Wet the bristles and swirl the brush on the bar of soap creating some pretty colorful suds (hahaha), then rinse.

Recommended: Sigma Beauty Essential Kit – 12 ct

Liner, Lip Liquid Foundation, and Spoolie Brushes:

I don’t know about you, but when it come to these type of brushes, I dread cleaning them. They would almost never come clean and would most likely end up in my the trash.

Until, I found EVOO! Yes, extra virgin olive oil.

  1. Pour a small amount of EVOO onto a paper towel.
  2. Swirl your brush a few times in the EVOO, and then swirl again in a clean section.
  3. Alternating these steps until there is little to no product in the clean sections.
  4. Then follow up with your unscented soap.

Note: The EVOO helps break up the sticky product within the bristles.

Beauty Blenders:

I LOVE, LOVE, L.O.V.E my beauty blender! But cleaning it is a Pain in the Butt. So, I started cleaning it with Dawn Dish Soap.

  1. Just squeeze the beauty blender under warm water, repeating until the water runs clear.
  2. Then apply some Dawn directly onto the sponge, squeezing it to get it really soapy.
  3. Then rinse under warm water again until the water runs clear.

Recommended: Beautyblender – Original Beauty Blender

Drying Your Makeup Brushes:

After cleaning your brushes, place a hand towel on your bathroom counter and simply place your brushes out to air try. Most brushes take up to 6-8 hours to dry.

Bonus Tip: If after washing your brushes, they seem to feel a little stiff or not as soft, use a little bit of hair conditioner and work it into the bristles and rinse.

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Sterilizing Your Makeup:

Once a week Spray all of your makeup with alcohol 70% or higher and use a tissue to remove makeup, dab it and let it air dry.

I hope you find these tips helpful. If so, please feel free to send me your thoughts. As well as sending me your thought on articles you would be interested in reading about. A Link to email is in my Bio Below.

Talk to you all soon loves…

XoXo

Jessi – DreamyEyesArtistry

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