Dirt, dust and bacteria should be the last thing that comes to mind when thinking about your make up brushes. If they are not cared for properly they can become magnet for the bacteria that will lead to poor make-up application and irritated skin. Caring for your brushes will save you time, money and your face.
Shana King, a Professional Makeup Artist and Founder of adesign brushes, a brand of high quality tools created to improve the function and skill of makeup application for all beauty lovers, (www.adesignbrushes.com) knows how to work a brush. Below she recommends a few easy tips to clean, maintain and store your favorite beauty tools. Follow the simple steps below to keep your brushes clean and fresh!
HOW TO GIVE YOUR BRUSHES A CLEAN SWEEP:
1. Storage: Store brushes in their custom pouches to assure they stay safe, so that the bristles will not be crushed.
2. Cleaning: Once a month use mild soap or shampoo and water. Gently work soap or shampoo through the bristles. Swirl the brush in circles in the palm of your hand and rinse under water, until water is clear.
3. Drying: If possible, brushes love to be hung up, bristles facing to the floor to
assure all moisture egresses.
4. Quick Cleanings: As needed, use an alcohol-free swab to remove access makeup in between big washes.