Monday Must Haves-MAKEUP BRUSHES - HOW BEST TO CLEAN THEM AND HOW OFTEN

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Yes, ladies. You must clean your makeup brushes to wash out old makeup, not to mention the bacteria that forms on them.

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I wash my personal brushes about once a month, and of course the brushes I use on clients I clean after every use. The brush cleaner that I like best and have used for many years, is from Cinema Secrets.

I pour cleaner in a glass, dip the brush in and watch the makeup dissolve right in front of my eyes. I'll then wipe them with a paper towel and after about five minutes of drying time, (sometimes longer with larger powder brushes), they are ready to go. What I love about this cleaner, besides the fact that is works so well, is that it leaves a nice vanilla fragrance. So many clients have said, "your makeup smells so good," and then I let them know it is my brush cleaner.

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Another option is Crazy Merman brush soap. I'll wet the brush with cool water, wash the brush, rinse till clear, absorb moisture with a paper towel and put my brushes standing up in a cup overnight to dry. I'll often use this for my large powder brushes and blush brushes, for a deep cleaning.

These products work for any type of makeup brush, whether they're natural or synthetic hairs.

Til next time, BJ

Barbra Jo Batterman