• Samantha Lerouge

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes


This past holiday I had a friend who asked me to get her a high tech makeup brush cleaner as a Christmas gift.I told her instead of wasting money (mine more specifically) just purchase baby shampoo and it gets the job done the same way,  and even better  at that.


As a fellow make up junkie, I know how  expensive purchasing brushes and makeup can be. Baby shampoo is one way to  cut your cost  and  to avoid buying  store bought brush cleaners. Using baby shampoo is the best cost efficient way in cleaning your brushes. I personally use Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo , which can be bought  at any local drug store or marketplace that sells baby items.Now depending  on how often you use your brushes, they  shouldn’t go more then 2 weeks without being cleaned (especially concealer brushes). Brushes used on creme based makeup will need a deeper cleaning then brushes used on powder based makeup.


Here are some simple instructions in deep cleaning your brushes…

= You will need:

  • shallow bowl

  • baby shampoo

  • your sink

  • a lint free cloth

Directions: 1. Begin by running the bristles under luke warm water. Positioned your brush downwards to avoid        

water getting underneath the metal clasp of the handle, since this will ruin the glue that holds the        

bristle together. Rinse bristles until most of the old makeup residue is remove 2. Fill your bowl with luke warm water (hot water will damage your bristles) squeeze baby shampoo          

into the water. 3. Then  Gently swirl your brush tip in the water, if needed  to work up a lather  you can also swirl it in      

the palm of your hand 4.  Rinse the brush tip under the running water, until the water run 5.  Use a cloth to wipe your brush clean, reshaping the bristles as you go 6.  Lay your brushes flat on the cloth to dry

*Don’t be lazy! Gunk build up leads to clogged pores and breakouts, and no one has time for that. XO,

Sam

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