Keep your makeup brushes in prime condition by mastering the art of cleaning them. Not only does this extend their life, but it's also crucial for the quality of your makeup application. Ready your brushes, soap, a fresh towel, and make a beeline for the sink because we’re diving into the ultimate brush care routine!
HERE IS YOUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO FLAWLESS BRUSH MAINTENANCE
Start with warm water.
Turn the faucet on and adjust the temperature until it’s pleasantly warm, taking care not to scald your fingers or the delicate bristles. Introduce the brush bristles to the stream, soaking them thoroughly.
Choose a gentle soap.
Lather your brushes by swirling them on a bar of soap or in a dollop of liquid soap. If you have one, employ a makeup brush cleaning mat for an even deeper clean. (Insider’s note: Don’t hesitate to treat your brushes to your treasured facial cleanser.)
Press out the water gently.
After the suds have rinsed clear, tenderly squeeze the bristles to shed excess moisture.
Reshape and dry horizontally.
Use the towel to reform the brush head and then lay it down flat to air dry.
(Personal Safe & Chic Tip: If in a hurry, a little hair dryer action occasionally)
Remember that direction matters, and soaking is off-limits.
Always angle the brush downward during cleaning. This prevents makeup and water from seeping into the handle, which could weaken the glue and cause shedding. Soaking is equally harmful – it's a surefire way to ruin your brushes over time.
Aim to wash your brushes monthly, or more frequently depending on usage.
MOTD Cosmetics Brushes are a Breeze to Clean:
- Crafted with premium synthetic polyester fiber
- Ultra-soft and more durable than many natural bristles
- Naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial due to their non-porous structure
- Faster drying compared to animal hair
Remember, brushes made with animal hair can harbor bacteria and residue from facial oils. While it might seem tedious, cleaning your brushes is a small price to pay for clear skin and flawless makeup application.
So, when did you last give your brushes some TLC? Your skin and brushes will be grateful for a refresh!
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