HOW TO CLEAN MAKEUP BRUSHES AND MAKEUP SPONGES THE RIGHT WAY
At LIMBOSS, we focus on maximum hygiene, and therefore we believe that sanitizing your tools should be easy and necessary — but you may not be doing it as often as you should. Cleaning brushes and sponges is mandatory not only for hygiene purposes and keeping bacteria and germs at bay but also for performance reasons.
When investing in quality makeup brushes from LIMBOSS, it is equally important to understand how to properly clean and maintain the quality of your brushes. Cleanliness and maintenance are number one to ensure your brushes are long-lasting and will perform at their highest capability.
A Weekly Washing is a Must
Washing makeup brushes at least once every week or more if you start to see that there is any makeup visible on the brush. Because these brushes are used on your face, the cleaner they are the better.
You can be a little more lenient with eye shadow and liner brushes, however. Brushes that are used around the eyes should be cleaned at least twice a month.
Soaping up your makeup brushes regularly can extend the life of the bristles and make for better product application. If your brushes are dirty, your application will be spotty and blending will be difficult.
Treat Your Brushes Like Your Hair
The best and most thorough method for cleaning your tools requires water and either a gentle soap (regular soaps and rubbing alcohol can dry out the bristles, especially if they are made of natural hair) or a brush cleanser. Easy peasy.
Clean, good-as-new makeup brushes and sponges are just six steps away:
- Wet the bristles with warm water.
- Place a drop of your cleanser of choice into the palm of your clean hand.
- Gently create a lather and massage the tips of the bristles in the palm of your hand to get all the gunk out.
- Rinse the bristles thoroughly.
- Squeeze out the excess moisture with a clean paper towel.
- Re-form the brush head back into its original shape.
Proper Drying Is Paramount
Shake out the excess water and pat the bristles with a clean towel to get out as much moisture as possible. Then roll up one end of the towel, placing the handle of the brush on the rolled part so that the head of the brush is angled slightly down. You don’t want any water seeping into the handle because that can affect the bundling of the bristles as well as the handle itself.
Look for Signs Your Brushes Are Ready to Be Replaced
If a brush begins to shed its bristles excessively, it may be time to replace it. If you care for your brushes with a bit of TLC, they should last for years. The right tools are as important in getting the look you want as the actual makeup itself. If your brushes become too pinched or squashed, then they simply will not be up to the job.