Your makeup journey starts with a good set of makeup brushes. Learn how to properly wash them with this simple brush cleaning technique.
There are only two basic ways to clean makeup brushes, if you have other techniques, then that is good. But in the professional makeup artistry business, there are only two foolproof ways to clean makeup brushes. The first one is by using a makeup brush cleaner and the second one is by deep cleaning them with brush soap or in this case, baby shampoo, which is a good alternative for those who are tight on the budget.
Check out how you can clean your makeup brushes for clean, germ-free brushes.
How To Properly Wash Your Makeup Brushes
Well-maintained makeup brushes can last many years, but this isn’t the only reason to clean your brushes. Not cleaning them can lead to aggravated breakouts, congested pores, and poorly applied makeup.
Now that we know how important regularly cleaning our brushes is, the next question to tackle is how do we give them the scrub-down they deserve? What is the best soap to use? Is there a proper technique? Get the answers to these questions and more with this easy-to-follow makeup brush cleaning tutorial.
Professional Brush Cleaner
There are different brush cleaners out there in the market today, personally, I love using Cinema Secrets brush cleaner, it has a nice scent and it effectively cleans the makeup brushes. This is what I use when working with multiple clients where I have to clean the brush in between each face.
Deep Clean with Baby Shampoo
Cleaning your brushes with a brush soap or baby shampoo, which is a cheaper alternative, deep cleans the makeup brushes. I prefer using this once every 2 weeks or up to a month, depending on how many times I’ve used the brushes or if I’m working on a client with acne-prone or sensitive skin, I make sure to deep clean the brushes before and after to prevent cross-contamination.
Now that you know how to clean your makeup brushes, you need to learn how to wash your Beauty Blender next, watch this video by Kandee Johnson:
Treat your makeup brushes just like how you would your own hair. The chemicals that you use to clean your brushes also affects their integrity which is why it’s important to use professional grade cleaners or gently soaps like baby shampoos to clean your makeup brushes.
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