Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes
There’s no need to stress the importance of hygiene here, I assume you all know that bacterias can grow on your brushes and on your makeup products, transferring back and forth on to your skin, and the consequences that may follow – so wash your brushes with shampoo and lukewarm water regularly. Your brushes will last a life time if it is properly cared for. For both natural or synthetic brushes, any mild shampoo, such as those made for infants, will do the job just fine or go for professional shampoo, such as the Bobbi Brown Conditioning Brush Cleanser. Since I keep my brushes in a tray, I use it to make a soapy bath for my brushes when I wash them, and simply wiggle and swirl them around the water to release the residue before giving each a gentle massage until the bristles start to give a foamy lather. Not only can I save soap and water and clean the tray at the same time doing it this way, by dipping just the brush heads in the soapy water, and not immersing the whole piece under water, the brushes are likely to last much longer too. After the brush heads are rinse thoroughly with another two or three trays of clean lukewarm water to wash the soap away, squeeze out excess water with a towel while putting the bristles back to its original shape, give the handles a few wipes, then lay flat to dry.