For your makeup brushes to give you excellent results for a long time, you need to take good care of them. Here are tips on how you can take good care of them:
Wash Them Regularly
If you use dry products such as bronzer or powder you should clean your brushes once a week using a moisturizing bar soap. If you have money, you can buy shampoo and use it instead.
To clean the brushes properly you should start by rinsing them in water and then swirl them in soap so that they can lather up. You should clean massage them until they are thoroughly clean. For ideal results, you should assume that you are massaging your hair.
If you apply liquid or cream products such as gloss, foundation, gel liner and concealer you should clean the brush daily. For ideal results you should use an alcohol-based cleaner.
After cleaning the makeup brushes, you should dry them correctly. As rule of thumb you should ensure that you first rinse off all the excess water and then leave the brushes to dry flat. You should never leave them to dry upright. You should also never leave them to dry near a radiator. This is to prevent the glue from detaching.
Store Them Properly
For the makeup brushes to last for a long time you need to store them properly. To keep them hygienic and clean you should keep them separate from your makeup.
To keep them dry and prevent dust from building up you should keep them in a case or bag. The cool thing is that most of the makeup brushes come with a special case that is specifically designed for them. If you don’t have the case you should consider using an eyeglass case.
When storing them always keep them in a flat or upright position. This is to ensure that they maintain their original shape.
These are tips on how to take care of your makeup brushes. Remember that bristles are made from different materials. To avoid destroying the bristles always read the manufacturer’s instructions.
If you are fond of applying lipstick always clean the makeup brushes immediately after use as the emollients in the lip color tend to make them sticky and difficult to use. As rule of thumb you should never share your makeup brush. This is to prevent the spread of acne and other skin problems.