How to clean and dry makeup brushes step by step guide

How to clean and dry makeup brushes step by step guide

When was the last time you’ve cleaned your makeup brushes?

Let’s admit, we all tend to neglect this rather boring chore… In fact,  according to recent surveys, 39% off makeup brush users cleans them less regularly than once per month, and 22% admitted to NEVER cleaning their brushes… Just imagine all of the bacteria harvesting on it!

It’s important to clean your makeup brushes regularly. Why? The answer is simple - your makeup will look better on (clean brushes = flawless application) and your brushes will last longer.

prevent makeup brush bristles from shredding and handle (paint) from cracking

 

Here's a step by step guide how to wash and dry your makeup brushes like a pro!

 

Dampen the brush bristles only

-Dampen ONLY the bristles with the lukewarm water. 

Squeeze the water access. Try to keep the handle tilted to prevent water getting into the glue and the wood (handle). This will help to prevent glue from loosening up.

 

Don't soak makeup brushes in the water

Don’t soak the brushes in water - this will loosen up the glue that holds the bristles in place. This will also cause the paint to dry & crack. 

 

What to use to proper clean makeup brushes

-Place a drop of your preferred cleanser onto the palm of your clean hand or use a solid gentle soap bar (we prefer the organic green tea & olive oil one) instead. 

 

-Swirl brush (bristles) onto the soap bar (or a palm of your hand) until soapy. Squeeze the dirty water of brush bristles. Run only the bristles under running water.

 

double cleans (in a circular motion) dampen makeup brush bristles on the palm of the hand

-Gently massage the tips of the brush (bristles only) in your palm to double cleans it.

 

Squeeze the access dirt and water out of the brush bristles

-Squeeze the access dirt and water out of the brush bristles. 

 

-Rinse the bristles throughly under running water. Tilt the bristles down to prevent water getting on the glue and brush handle.

-Rinse the bristles throughly under running water.

Tilt the bristles down to prevent water getting on the glue and brush handle. 

 

-Squeeze out the access moisture with clean towel.

-Squeeze out the access moisture with clean towel.

 

-Don’t place wet makeup brushes to dry in a cup/ brush holder, bristles up or down. This will damage the bristle shape, loosen up the glue thats holding bristles in place & the water access from the wet bristles will make the wooded brush handle to expand, cracking the paint on it.

-Don’t place wet makeup brushes to dry in a cup/ brush holder, bristles up or down.

This will damage the bristle shape, loosening up the glue that holds bristles in place and the water excess from the wet bristles will make the wooded brush handle to expand, damaging handle and cracking the paint on it.

 

-Instead lay down makeup brushes on a clean towel to air dry.  If you can, place the brushes on the edge of the table/ chest of drawers with only the handle on the towel and the bristles in the air (as shown in the picture). This will help keep the bristles in the original shape.

-Instead lay down makeup brushes on a clean towel and let it air dry. 

If you can, place the brushes on the edge of the table/ chest of drawers/ etc. with only the handle on the towel and the bristles in the air. Or alternatively, fold towel under the brushes, so the brush bristles would be placed in the air (as shown in the picture above). This will help keep the bristles in the original shape, prevent from water getting onto the glue and brush handle.

-Leave brushes to COMPLETELY dry before using it again. (Usually it takes around 5-7 hours for bigger brushes and up to 2 hours for smaller brushes. 

We recommend to wash brushes before the bed time, so it’s clean & dry, & ready to be used the next morning. 

How often do you clean your makeup brushes?

Let us know below.

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