How to: Clean your makeup brushes

Hello dearest readers!

So I had a day off and was wondering what to do since I can’t laze around like I could before. I could literally stay in bed for a whole day earlier and be totally unapologetic about it. Not anymore, meh.

So back to the story, I was wondering what to do while doing my makeup and thought “eeww my makeup brushes really need a cleanse right freaking now”. So why not tell you guys how I clean my makeup brushes? It is important to clean your makeup brushes regularly because unclean brushes mean inviting closed pores, bacteria, blackheads which ultimately lead to acne. Give them a regular cleaning and ensure that your makeup routine isn’t giving you bad skin.

Here are my makeup brushes.

How to clean makeup brushes
How to clean makeup brushes

Most of them are RealTechniques brushes, by the famous YouTube Pixiwoo sisters. Other than these, I have brushes from H&M, Sephora, local drugstore ones and one from Essence. I don’t have many brushes and there are a few on my wishlist. I store them in a penholder kinda thing. I’m looking for another box/holder as I want to order more brushes and it’s quite full already.

Cleaning your makeup brushes can be a pain, but lemme assure you: when they’ve dried and your makeup looks flawless afterwards thanks to the clean brush, you’ll thank yourself for having washed it. You could clean them in between with a brush cleansing spray, but it’s highly recommended to wash your brushes like this once a week.

Alrighty, let’s do this! What do you need?

How to clean makeup brushes
How to clean makeup brushes

– A towel

– A bowl. I use this plastic one.

– A soap free gel wash. I use this one which is for babies. I’m sure Johnson & Johnson have something similar in their collection.

So for starters I take the brush which is the nastiest. That’s my buffing brush because I use it for liquid foundation. I put a little bit of water in the plastic bowl and just a bit of soap. Then twirl the brush around a bit and see the water going yuck.

How to clean makeup brushes
How to clean makeup brushes

Then renew the water & swirl it again till the water goes as clear as possible.

How to clean makeup brushes
How to clean makeup brushes

And there you go! Reshape the brush a bit and let it air dry. Do not leave the brushes in a vertical position while drying because that can make the bristles loose. Lay down on a towel until bone dry.

How to clean makeup brushes
How to clean makeup brushes

There you go! These brushes will be your best friends again and make your makeup look flawless!

Good luck and love,

Manisha

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