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How To Clean Makeup Brushes Like a Pro

Why Is It Important To Clean My Makeup Brushes?
Makeup brushes can trap dead skin cells, dirt and oil from your face and residual makeup within the bristles creating a breeding ground for bacteria if they are not cleaned regularly.

How Often Should I Clean My Brushes?
Once a Week? Every 2 Weeks? Once a Month? After Every Use? The answer is, it depends. It depends on how often you use your brushes and their quality. If the brush is no longer soft and there is visible make up residue, then that's a good indication it's time for a clean. At minimum, clean your brushes once a month.

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes ON THE GO:

  1. Mix baby shampoo and lukewarm water in the palm of your hand, swirling each brush in your hand to a gentle lather.
  2. Gently rinse the brush in the warm water, and continue these steps until the water from the brushes is clear of color or makeup residue.
  3. Lie each brush across a clean towel and do not use them until they are completely dry.

AVOID: Soaking the area near the base where the bristles meet the handle, otherwise it may affect the glue and cause bristles to fall out.

DO NOT: Pull on the hairs of the brush or you may cause the brush to lose it's shape.

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes LIKE A PRO:

If your brushes are long overdue for a clean, and you are concerned with maintaining the quality of your brush, then a DIY cleaner may not be the best alternative for your brush cleaning needs.

Consider purchasing a professional cleaner, such as Benjabelle's Cleansing Balm, BeautyBlender's Liquid Blendercleanser®, or Clinque's makeup brush cleanser.

TIP: Choose a cleaner that will thoroughly clean the brushes without losing the brushes shape and softness.

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