When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? I have to admit, I’ve been slacking in that department and when I noticed my brushes, it was quite gross!  I got out my brush cleaner and went to town. Brushes can be a big investment, so you should take care of them by making the hairs last longer. Not only that, there is so much debris and bacteria that build up and can cause skin breakouts/irritation.

I wash my brushes with Bobbi Brown Conditioning Brush Cleaner. ($16.50)  If you don’t have a professional brush cleaner, you can use a mild baby shampoo that won’t dry out the natural hair in your brushes.

How To:

Saturate your brushes in lukewarm water. Pour a dime size amount of cleaner into the palm of your hand. Take a few of your brushes at a time and swirl them in your hand with the cleaner. Make sure that you try and avoid getting the metal part of the brush wet. Sometimes it becomes loose with too much cleaning and the hairs begin to fall out. Rinse well and lay them flat on a paper towel to air dry. Be sure not to dry them facing up. Remember, avoid the water getting into the metal. I usually wash my brushes at night. This way, they are ready to use in the morning. Nothing feels better than soft, clean brushes that make you go AHHHHHH!

Clean your brushes once a week to get the maximum benefit of your brushes.