Tuesday, 27 December 2011


It is very important to keep your brushes clean not only when you are using them on others (friends/family/clients) but even when you are only using them on yourself.

The brushes used for cream/ liquid products such as foundation, concealers, gel eyeliners, cream eyeshadows etc. are necessary to clean very often as the germs (bacteria) can grow and multiply very quickly in such enviroment and if the brushes are not cleaned and used on the face again, then you will be applying germs onto your skin along with the makeup, which will end up giving you break out, or even reactions on your skin.

Even though bacteria does not multiply at such a fast rate in dry powder enviroment but still it is good for your eyeshadow/blusher/contour/ powder brushes, especially the natural haired brushes, that you also keep them clean.

Give your brushes a quick but thorough bath every night if you are using them everyday. All you need is a little bit of baby shampoo and few drops of olive oil to condition the bristles. Mix them both to make a solution.

Remember always use lukewarm water to wash the brushes as the brushes would spray after drying if the water is too hot or too cold.

Take a drop of the solution in the palm of your hand and swirl the wet bristles of the brush in your hand. Keep swirling and washing on the palm of your hand under running water till all the residue is washed out.

Then squeeze the excess water out and let them dry upside down on a special brush stand or just lie them down on a kitchen towel.

Always keep the brushes upside down when wet so that water or saopy liquid wont seep into the farrell of the brushes and loosen the glue binding the bristles.

If you keep your brushes regularly, they will perform well and last long.

Disclaimer : All the pictures in this post have been taken from the internet for the purpose of showing the examples.


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