Ever noticed you are fighting a breakout on your face? Could be because you haven’t washed and sanitized your makeup brushes for a while. I had some bumps last week and realized I forgot to clean mine for a couple of weeks. Try to establish a weekly routine where you wash them on the same day.
Here are tips and tricks to keep your brushes clean and fabulous.
Start with a color cleaner (available on Amazon) for everyday brush cleaning. It is great at helping you switch colors while still using the same brush–especially for eyes! It has a very stiff wire pad and gets off excess dry product for daily use in-between washing.
On a day of your choosing, assemble all your dirty brushes. Maybe you only use three. For a long time that is all I had. They still have to be clean. And if you use 10 or more brushes, plan for this to take a while to get them all clean.
When it is time for your weekly wash, use a makeup brush shampoo or even a little makeup remover. If you use makeup remover, put it in a little dish and swish your brushes to dampen. I love my makeup mat for really scrubbing and getting the product that hides in the root of the brushes. It’s also on Amazon.
Be sure to let them dry overnight up to 24 hours for thicker brushes before using again!
VOILA! Clean brushes safe for your beautiful skin.
(Update: since this photo, I received my complete Younique brush collection and I’m so excited to have a matching set of big girl brushes. Also, I can keep the old ones for wash day so I still have a way to apply my beauty products when my brushes are drying. That’s the #3blife.)
And a shout out to my BFF Jen Morris for making me that cute makeup towel! Love it!