All of us ladies have a makeup routine – at least a little bit of foundation, blush, mascara, and a bit of kohl under the eyes, before showing up at work, right? Did we miss something here? Oh, the lips! Forgot to mention the lipstick, didn’t we!
And every bit of these need a specific makeup brush to get them perfectly on our faces.
Now, how to use these brushes – that’s not the question; but, do you think of cleaning them after, or do you just wait for them to fade away into being unusable, at which point you just buy yourselves a whole new bunch of them? And even that wouldn’t be such a bad idea, for worse would be waiting months to get new brushes, while still never cleaning the old ones.
Why exactly would that be an even worse idea?
Because of 3 reasons, precisely.
One, Dirty Brushes Don’t Do Good Makeup
You spend so much time deciding on the look you want to go for, and then choosing the right makeup for it, only to realize in the end – your makeup brushes are too dirty to give you your perfect look! You wouldn’t want to be in that situation, now would you? Not cleaning brushes for too long lets the residue, slowly yet surely develop over the bristles, which don’t allow them to distribute powders properly at all. It’s a sub-par job at best, which you should never have to live with!
Two, Keepin’ Them Dirty Only Shortens Their Life
We always recommend you getting makeup brushes that are banded and are of a premium quality. Spending your money on good stuff is never a waste of money. But getting such expensive products for yourself and not maintaining them, sure is! If you forget to clean them for months at end, you’re only going to let them get degraded, and they won’t last as long as they’re supposed to.
Three, Your Skin will Have to Pay the Ultimate Price!
What happens if you don’t wash your face for a considerable amount of time? What happens if you let dirt settle on your face, and therefore let bacteria house in your facial pores? It’s simple science. You keep your brushes unclean, you let the same thing happen to your skin as you would by not washing your face. You are bound to have skin irritation, clogged pores, and it could even lead to more dangerous staph infections, and even pink eye in extreme cases. That’s not the price you want to pay for looking beautiful and being lazy, now do you?
How Often Would You Need to Clean Those Makeup Brushes of Yours?
Nowadays the million dollar question is, how often do you clean the brushes? After every use? Once a week? Once several weeks? It seems, for a seemingly simple question, no one really has a clear answer.
Therefore, it is you who has to decide. It will depend on how often you use them. You don’t need to really clean them after every single use, though some experts do suggest that, but at least once a week or two, if you’re a daily user, should be enough.
How do You Clean Your Makeup Brushes?
You can use simple soap and water solution to clean your brushes. But, you’ll find they’ll stink a little afterwards if you don’t dry them off properly. That’s again one of the reasons why you shouldn’t be cleaning them everyday if you’re also going to be using them every day. The other option would be using a mild unscented soap.
Just apply some of the soap to your palm, gently rub the bristles of the brush onto your palm, and finally put the brush under running water to wash it off completely. Only rinse off the bristles, not the part where it connects with the brush handle, or the water could ruin the glue that holds them together. In the end, you would need to keep the brushes on a towel to let them dry off.
Let us know if this actually made you clean your brushes, and whether you found the whole process as easy as it looks!