1. I love to use a gentle face wash for my brushes, they are formulated to break up makeup and are gentle seems like a perfect match. So I mix a dollop of Purity and some warm water in a shallow cup or bowl.
2. Next starting with my cleanest brushes first (the ones I use for dark shadow and eyeliner go last) I swirl it in the soap mix focusing mainly on the ends of the hair. I avoid soaking the root because it can weaken the glue and cause shedding.
3. Gently rinse with fresh water.
4. Lay on a towel to dry. (usually I do this at night so they have time to dry)
Cleaning your brushes regularly is REALLY important. It lengthens the life of the brushes, improves your makeup application and keeps you from spreading germs on yourf ace and causing breakouts.
It’s recommended that you clean them about once a week or once every 2 weeks.
Which is probably a great goal and everything but I don’t know that I have ever talked to a girl who actually cleans them that often so…
to keep my brushes sanitized and fresh in between uses and to stretch the time between shampoos I use this little recipe:
1 Travel sized bottle (I got mine at Target for $1)
1.5 oz hot water
1/2 teaspoon conditioner (I use Wen but you can use any conditioner)
1.5 oz alcohol
Add hot water and conditioner to the bottle and shake well, poor in alcohol, store in a dry cool place.
Shake & lightly Spritz your brushes between uses.