Makeup is an integral part of a woman’s personality. Yet, we don’t start using makeup brushes as early as we get attuned to the makeup. As we start cherishing the art of makeup, we explore the world of makeup for using the available tools for the stunning looks.

By now, you must be using the set of twelve makeup brushes or at least the few most important ones like foundation brush and blending brush. But, did you ever think that clean makeup brush is as important as your skincare routine.

Why Your Makeup Brushes should be Clean?

Clean makeup brushes keeps lot of problems at bay like:

make up brushes
Jane Iredale

The brushes are collecting everything that is on your face such as dead skin cells, dust etc. This later gets applied to your skin with every use causing clogging of your pores. A perfect disastrous recipe for that acne look!

  • Did you know the makeup brushes last longer when you preserve them clean?
  • Regular use of brushes, and sometimes on multiple faces, makes your makeup brushes breeding place for bacteria and germs. How can you apply germs to your beautiful face only to let them stay there for hours?
  • A clean makeup brush is your ideal partner in applying color precisely and blends it naturally.

Easy Routine for cleaning your makeup brushes

You may find some amazing products which allow you to clean your brushes almost effortlessly. If you are not willing to go for a makeup brush cleaner for your makeup brushes, here is a simple and effective procedure on how to clean makeup brushes. This will keep your makeup brushes happily ready for elevating your contours.

Step 1: Wet the Bristles.

Wet the bristles
One Creative Housewife

Firstly, you have to rinse the bristles so that they are thoroughly wet. Dip them in a bowl of lukewarm water. Avoid the water to get above the handle of the brush as this can loosen the glue.

Step 2: Gently apply Soap.

apply soap on makeup brush

Now place a drop of makeup brush cleanser or gentle soap into your palm. Swipe the brush across your palm gently. This will massage the tips of the bristles.

If you are cleaning multiple brushes, keep each one aside after doing the procedure.

Step 3: Rinse Again.

rinse makeup brush
Newly AG

Now that the bristles have been brushed with soap, rinse them thoroughly protecting the handle of the brush.

Step 4: Squeeze the excess moisture.

squeeze water from makeup brush

Gently press the bristles with your fingers or a clean towel to release that excess water out of it. Remember not to press them too hard.

Step 5: Restore the shape.

reshape makeup brush

Reshape the brush head so that it gives you the same feel in next use.

Step 6: Let it Dry.

let the makeup brush dry
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Now your brushes are absolutely clean. Let the brushes dry to have them ready for your next use. You should keep its bristles hanging off the edge of a counter while drying. This helps them acquire the correct shape.

Never leave your brushes on the towel for drying as the bristles might become mildewed. And dry your brushes pointing downwards to wipe off any chances of water dampening the metal base.

Wondering how often to clean makeup brushes? It will depend on the type of brushes and the usage. It’s a good practice to clean foundation brushes every alternate week and weekly in case of excessive usage. Powder-based brushes used for eye shadow, bronzer etc. can be cleaned once a month.

Let the super-clean makeup brushes become your make-up hands to create those magical looks.

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