Kitty Corner – Beauty Buzz: The Best Makeup Brush is a Clean Makeup Brush
So, apparently little known fact – you should wash your makeup brushes once in a while. Experts reccomend once a week, but I wind up doing it more like once a month. It’s time to clean yours if your bristles are sticking together, or your makeup is developing ridges or spots that seem to clump together. Cleaning often can prevent that altogether.
1. Run some room temp tap water. Not hot, not cold – room temp.
2. Wet your brush throughly.
3. Put a drop of gentle shampoo (I use baby shampoo) in the palm of your hand.
4. With a gentle swirling motion, rub the brush against the palm of your hand, working up a lather.
5. Rinse and repeat until water runs clear.
6. Gently squeeze out the excess water, shake out more, and then allow to dry beside the sink. Mine can take up to 20 hours to dry out, so don’t do this in the evening, expecting them to be ready by morning.
Makeup companies also offer brush cleaners. I’ve never used one, but have heard good things about the MAC product:
Anyone have any other brush cleaning tips and tricks?
Kat Cooper makes up the ginger half of Ginger and the Geek. You can follow her on Twitter, @katcooper. All photos at sources.