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Baby Please Clean Up Your Brushes!

10:30 AM

Salam and hello!

Just a quick post out hehe.

For true makeup fanatics, there's one part of our routine that we actively detest — washing our brushes. We know we have to, but not only does it take up a lot of our time, it could actually damage our favorite tools if we do it wrong. You don't wanna fork out more money just to buy new ones every single time don't you think?

When you clean your brushes, you’re not just getting rid of old makeup, but you’re also ridding the brush of (and here’s where things gets real gross): old makeup, dirt, oil, dead skin, and bacteria.


What are the options?

You have two options when cleaning your brushes:
  1. Quick-dry method or 
  2. A more thorough wet wash or we like to call it deep-cleansing
But before you start, take your tools into consideration - different hair textures have different needs. Fine-haired ones need to be treated with the utmost care as they're cleaned to avoid breakage, while coarse-bristled tools need to be conditioned so they don't get rough. And take some extra time washing your synthetic styles, especially if you use them for applying cream products like foundation.

When you're actually washing your tool, let its shape guide you. Domed or round brushes can be swirled, while flatter shapes should be dragged from side to side. If you work against the shape of the brush, you can end up distorting the hair pattern or damaging the hairs. While you might think that isn't such a big deal, trust us — mussed or broken bristles means a messy application. And, when you're creating highly precise looks like a cat eye, you don't want your tool working against you.
How do you actually clean the brushes?

Follow these seven steps for cleaner, good-as-new brushes and blenders.
  1. Wet the bristles with lukewarm water.
  2. Place a drop of makeup brush cleanser or soap into the palm of your hand.
  3. Gently massage the tips of the bristles in your palm.
  4. Rinse the bristles.
  5. Squeeze out the excess moisture with a clean towel.
  6. Reshape the brush head.
  7. Let the brush dry with its bristles hanging off the edge of a counter, thereby allowing it to dry in the correct shape. Never let your brushes dry on a towel — the bristles can become mildewed.

Mid-wash, keep the base of the brush head away from soap and water. The bristles are glued to the base, and water and detergent can cause the glue to disintegrate and the bristles to come loose and shed. Do not dry vertically — this will cause water to leak into the ferrule [the piece that joins the bristles to the wand], which will also loosen the glue and lead to bristle loss. 
And now, for my recommendation....

This bad boy here is similar to Beauty Blender's solid soap, only waaayyyy cheaper.


The method is easy, after you wet the bristles you just swirl the brush in the container and lastly, rinse!

I've got mine from a local agent, so if you are interested do look out for their agents in respective states through here:

Til then blurbers~!

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