Makeup 101: Washing Brushes

Hey babes! Ever wonder how to clean all that gross makeup off your brushes? Well today, I got ya covered.

One of the worst things about using makeup is the clean up afterwards. But that being said, clean brushes make life so much easier. Your makeup application is better, there are fewer bacterial causes for break outs, and your brushes will last longer. So today were gonna break down the easiest and least painful way to clean your brushes. You’ll need 4 things-

  • A bowl/cup/jar/crevice of water: you need a source of water so you can get the brushes wet.
  • A towel or washcloth: something you won’t mind getting dirty or stained with all those weird colors.
  • Some sort of soap- I prefer either shampoo or conditioner since that’s made to work with hair, but anything will really do.
  • Your dirty brushes!
  1. 115_1404First things first you want to get the brush wet. I highly suggest you only dampen the bristles where they are visibly dirty and stick to the toe (end of the bristles that are away from the handle) of the brush. If you just dunk the entire brush in the water, the moisture could possibly get into the ferrule (the metal piece in between the bristles and the handle) and completely ruin your brush. And no one wants a bristle-less brush.
  2. 115_1407Next pour out a small amount of soap onto the corner of your towel. You’ll take your dampened brush and dip it into said soap and start swirling the soaped up bristles against your fabric of choice. And you’ll keep swirling and scrubbing (think like its your hair). Again, a word of caution; sometimes its hard to know how much is too much when scrubbing but if your ferrule is scrapping across the towel, you just might be there.;)
  3. 115_1412Now keep this up until the brush has changed back into it’s standard color and there is no more discharge or change in color when you’re washing it. You might have to rinse and repeat a couple of times  depending on what kind of makeup product is being cleaned out and how often it was used. Eventually you’ll come away with a squeaky clean brush that is like brand-new!!

So there you have it, a pain-free way to keep your brushes in top condition. I highly suggest deep cleaning all your brushes every week to 2 weeks, depending on how often you use them. Tell us below if you found this helpful and how you choose the clean your brushes!!

Love ya bunches!!- Prep

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. lexilife says:

    Great tips thanks for this! I’m always worried I’m doing it wrong so it’s nice to have a guide :) Thanks for sharing xxx

    http://www.lexilife95.wordpress.com

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    1. The Prep The Punk The Posh says:

      Of course!! I feel ya- no one really talks about the “nitty-gritty”, so to speak.
      -Prep

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  2. susanarsmith says:

    I love using baby shampoo to clean my brushes, is gentle and very affordable.

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    1. The Prep The Punk The Posh says:

      That’s brilliant! I definitely need to try that!
      -Prep

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