Wednesday, 20 February 2013

THE MAKEUP CHRONICLE: HOW TO CLEAN YOUR MAKE-UP BRUSHES


Cleaning My 

Makeup Brushes..



- Now, this may seem a little strange but I absolutely love cleaning my makeup brushes!
I find it super theraputic and oddly, rather satisfying when my brushes are all clean sitting pretty
in their I love London mug holder.

I have a professional brush roll with a large number of industry brushes but I tend to have around 10
of my everyday favourites that I like to clean every fortnight.
If I have a lot of time throughout the week, I will spot clean after every use, but realistically
every fortnight they have a little scrub.
I like to clean my brushes often as the foundation I use is quite a thick consistency and the bristles in my MAC 130 Stippling brush get matted together and messy. 
It also good to clean them if you have been having a bought of facial breakouts, 
dirty brushes could well be the cause!


Recently I have been using 
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps
18-in-1 Hemp Almond Pure Castile Soap


to give my brushes a clean as it as gentle formula, another option would be to use baby shampoo.
You don't want to use anything to chemically harsh, espcially if you are using professional, real hair brushes.


Firstly I lay out a towel to pop my brushes on to dry and run the tap until it is at a tepid temperature.

I then dispense a thumbnail of the Magic Soap into the palm of my hand that I have run underneath the water.


I take my dirty brush and swirl them into the soap before adding more water to rinse the brush clean.
You will be amazed at the odd colours that come out of your brush bristles!


Be careful to not immerse your brush underneath the water as this could cause the glue holding the brush together to become lose, you may end up with a broken brush handle or lots of bristles falling out when you use your brush.

Rinse your brush bristles clear and lay it flat on the towel, it is advised to have the end of the brush hanging over a surface to stop any water getting caught in the barrell for the same reasons as above.


Allow them to air dry for a good few hours and hey presto,
beautiful, clean brushes!
Love, Holl
xo
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  1. i love the look of my makeup brushes after they have been washed, its so satisfying xx

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