Clean Your Makeup Brushes Like a Pro!

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Clean Your Makeup Brushes Like a Pro!

When it comes to looking your best, it is important to know your stuff and not just go with the flow. Especially when it comes to makeup brushes, you not only need to choose the right ones according to your makeup preferences, but should also know how to use and maintain them properly, to ensure optimum lifespan. You probably have an array of makeup brushes, makeup blenders, and of course, a Blenderelle™ blender case in your makeup kit, but now the question is, how to maintain your prized possessions? To help, in this post, we gives you a few tips on how to clean your makeup brushes. Read on.

Choosing the Cleaning Option

Just as different hair textures require different types of hair care products, so do your brushes, especially those with natural bristles. Treat your brushes as you would your hair. There are two cleaning options: Wet and thorough, and quick and dry. Whichever method of cleaning you choose, it is important to consider the shape of the bristles when cleaning your makeup brushes. Round and domed bristles, for instance, can be swirled, whereas flatter shapes need to be dragged from side to side on a tool such as a brush bliss. Any cleaning that goes against the shape of the bristles distorts their shape and results in mused and broken bristles.

Cleaning the Brushes

Picking a Cleanser

Use a gentle shampoo, such as baby shampoo or bodywash. You may also consider any alcohol-based product for a faster clean.

Avoid Soaking them in Water

Water can ruin your precious investment if you are not careful. Never soak your makeup brushes in water, as it can loosen the glue, bristles and harm the wooden handles. All you need to do is hold them under gently running water, which leads us to the next point.

Steps to Follow

  • Run the brushes in lukewarm water and be sure to keep the area where the head meets the handle dry as any contact with water can loosen the bristles by compromising the glue that holds them together. One sure way to achieve this is to ensure that the bristles are always pointing downwards.
  • Take your shampoo or cleaner and dispense a small amount. Just a small nickel-sized squirt will do the job. For domed or rounded bristles, swirl them in the shampoo, whereas flat bristles need to be moved from side to side in the shampoo till you created some thick lather. Use a Brush Bliss cleaning mat if you have one.
  • Once you feel you have rid enough oils and dirt from the bristles, rinse the brush head again under lukewarm water. To establish if the brush is clean, pull the bristles in between your thumb and the side of your index finger to squeeze out the water and check if its clear. The cleaning process needs to be repeated if the water that comes out is dirty.
  • Once you feel you have rid enough oils and dirt from the bristles, rinse the brush head again under lukewarm water. To establish if the brush is clean, pull the bristles in between your thumb and the side of your index finger to squeeze out the water and check if its clear. The cleaning process needs to be repeated if the water that comes out is dirty.
  • How you dry your makeup brushes is very important as it determines how well you are able to preserve the shapes of their bristles. Squeeze the wet bristles gently in a paper towel and reshape them with your hands. Remember that any bent bristles can always be reset by being made wet and reshaping with your hands.

Wrapping Up

Brushes accumulate dirt from your face during use and without proper cleaning, they deposit it back on reuse. If you clean them regularly, you won’t have to keep investing in new brushes or soak them in water to rid heavy deposits. In situations where you need to clean the brush for immediate use, avoid soap and water as it dampens the bristles. Instead, go for hand sanitizer as it gives you immediate results and is ideal for cleaning synthetic brushes. NYC Designed strives to come up with ingenious products that can help you store and clean your makeup brushes. We also provide one of the best makeup blenders, and makeup blender cases on the market today. Should you wish to learn more about our products, call us at +1 914 265 2260 or fill out our contact form and we’ll take it from there.

By | 2017-01-21T06:40:37+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Categories: Cleaning, Makeup|0 Comments

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Diana Charlesworths is a fashion enthusiast, who has an impressive track record in cosmetic industry. She conducts seminars, corporate meeting, and writes blogs for fashion lovers.

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