Nothing is better than picking up a clean makeup brush to start applying a fabulous new look for the day. But even with my love for freshly clean makeup brushes and good intentions to clean them on a regular basis, I always seem to put if off by finding something better or more “important” to do when I run out of clean brushes. It usually take me about , dare I say it, a month to finally crack down and start cleaning them. When I do finally get around to cleaning my brushes I like to get into the cleaning mood by sipping on a glass of red wine and jamming to one of my playlists.
My makeup brush cleaning routine is extremely simple. I turn the tap to a luck warm temperature on medium to light pressure, and get the brush hairs wet. Once the hairs are wet a put a dim size amount of baby shampoo (it’s delicate enough for the fine brush hairs) into my palm and start cleaning the brush. Once I believe the soap has done its job I rinse it out and remove any access water by lightly pinching the hairs downwards and then lay it out on my counter to dry. I usually do this in the evening so that they are all dry and ready to use first in the morning.
Tip: Never submerge the whole brush into the water. The hairs are glued in place to the metal band, and if you submerge it in warm water the glue will release, thus making the brush hairs fall out.