Brush Care 101:How to pamper your makeup brushes

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Hi guys,so this is a post I haven't done before and I want to share my tips on how to care for your makeup brushes.
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First off is if you love your makeup and your skin you should know its important to keep the tools tht give that face a beat in good order and over the last few years i have learnt and im still learning how to take proper care of my brushes.This is my method it may not be whats best for you but it has worked for me and it still is.
Here are my tips:
1.Wash your brushes when you know they are dirty.I say this because so many times you can use a brush up to 4 times depending on how your applications were and it wont require washing(the product used contributes to this as well).I noticed cream products leave so much on brushes unlike powder and liquid products so once you know you have packed on a lot of eyeshadow,powder,lip products even if its in 1 application please wash so you dont have a build up of bacteria .
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2.Wash with a mild shampoo/dish washing liquid or you can get shampoos made for brushes.Some come in a bar form so that works as well. Add a little bit of olive oil(not too much) to condition the brushes and keep them soft.PS:You can use a spray on brush cleaner if they aren't dirty enough to be washed or if you do not have spare time to do so.

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If you have so much foundation that won't go off rub inside soapy water and olive oil,wash what you can by rubbing continuously on your palm,dip it again and let it sit for a while with your bristles on the bottom so that water doesn't get into the ferrule to mess up the glue holding those bristles together and then wash again after some time.
Another method of washing is to use a rough surface like a brush or a silicone mitten.There's one sigma makes or you can get any one thats similar from your local store or market.I believe they all work the same .
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3.After washing use your hands to press the bristles together so they remain in shape after they have dried.

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4.Keep the larger ones in a downward position with the bristles on a towel and the smaller ones lying.This helps the bigger and denser ones dry quickly.

 You can also purchase the brush tree..This lets the water drip out of your brushes and makes them dry faster.
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you can buy the brush tree from here

5.Always store them uprightly in a container or brush holder.They are prone to all sorts of wear if you keep them lying around.You could store them in a brush roll bag and keep in a safe place away from pressure of any kind so the bristles don't change form.
Thats the end of my lecture. .Hope you learnt a few.Till my next post..

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