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How To Clean Makeup Brushes

Makeup techniques are getting viral. Many women put makeup on their faces every day. Behind the perfect look, there are many steps. One of them is cleaning regularly makeup brushes and sponges. This is an essential part of keeping shiny and beautiful face makeup.

Some girls underestimate the process of cleaning their makeup brushes, but if you want to have a clean face better not do so. It’s good to know how to take care of your makeup supplies to use them longer. Using dirty makeup brushes and sponges can make your makeup look poor and can cause acne on your face.

Let’s discover together 5 top hacks on how to clean makeup brushes. We’ve collected advice from top makeup artists. We’ve asked them to share how and how often they clean makeup brushes and sponges.

How to clean brushes at home

Cleaning makeup brushes might sound like an annoying task but it doesn’t have to be. If you think you need to have special liquids or to spend hours in cleaning your makeup brushes you are wrong.

You can effortlessly clean makeup brushes at home without any special supplies only with the help of two things everyone has at home: water and soap.

Hot water can make miracles with your makeup brushes

There is no secret that hot water is a great way to clean everything. Place your makeup brush or sponge under running hot water for a few minutes. Meanwhile, start spreading the bristles with your fingertips so water can enter better. Pay attention to how you hold the brush and don’t let the water enter the ferrule.

For better effect add soap

Even the water is a great way to clean your brushes is not enough to make the like new ones. For better effect, you have to rub a few drops of soap on your palm. Gently move the brush on this area and let the soap enter inside the bristles. There is a special brush-cleaning mat that you can also use.

Wet the brush again

To raise the soap, you have to put the brush under running water again. If you think the brush is not clean enough, repeat the previous steps until the water doesn’t run clean. It might take 2-3 times, but don’t get annoyed because the result is worth the effort.

Squeeze the water only after you are sure the brush is clean

You can squeeze the brush after you repeat the previous steps enough times to be sure the brush is clean. It’s important to know how to squeeze the brush without causing it damage. There are two ways: gently press on the bristles with your fingers or run the brush against a clean towel.

Let the brush dry before you use it

Don't be fooled into thinking you can use the brush as soon as you squeeze it. You have to leave it dry before you start using it again. You should let it lay down on a flat clean towel for a night. To speed up this process you can leave the brush at the end of a table where the brush head is hanging off the edge.

How to clean makeup brushes with shampoo

As we make it clear, washing your makeup brushes regularly should be part of your beauty routine. We have already presented you with a simple way to wash them by using only water and soap. There are more effortless ways to clean your makeup brushes at home. One of them is washing them with shampoo. At first glance, it might sound a bit wired to you, but the results are guaranteed.

Here is what you need:

  • An empty bowl;
  • Hair shampoo (if you have baby shampoo is even better);
  • Water;
  • Clean cloth.

Here are the steps you have to follow:

  • Again, you have to start by putting the brush under running water. Use your free hand to rub the brush and remove the makeup that is stuck inside. Be sure even the deeper bristles are wet.
  • Next step is to fill the bowl of water where you will put the shampoo. The following action is to swirl your brush tip in the water.
  • After a few minutes of doing so, put the brush into running water again. If the water is still dirty, repeat steps the previous steps until the water runs clear from the brush.
  • Once you make sure the brush is clean enough dry it with a clean cloth. Put enough time to reshape the bristles. Let the brush dry for a few hours.

The job is done and you have cleaner brushes that you can use longer time! Probably you would like to ask how often you should clean your makeup brushes. Well, it depends on how regularly you use them. If you put on makeup every day is recommended to clean your brushes once a week.

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