Monday Must Haves-MAKEUP BRUSHES - HOW BEST TO CLEAN THEM AND HOW OFTEN
Yes, ladies. You must clean your makeup brushes to wash out old makeup, not to mention the bacteria that forms on them.
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.
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