This post is based on the I learnt something new series.Am sure all of you know how to do this but I just learnt a few new pointers and thought would share them with you.
All Of us know the secret to great makeup in addition to the persons skill of course ,a re the brushes used.
Therefore its wise to invest in good quality brushes.I do not own any from MAC ,but from The Body shop,Ambika Pillai,bourjois, and one Sigma brush.(which I will review soon)
Since I do not own any duplicats ,I dread washing my brushes,because then they take long long to dry and am left with nothing to do my makeup:(
So I searched On the internet about the correct way to wash and dry your brushes and here's what I found......
CARING FOR YOUR BRUSHES :
- Your makeup brushes will last for many years, or even a lifetime, if well taken care of. On average brushes should be washed about every two weeks.
- All Brushes should be washed before first use.And dried completely .only then they should be used.This helps decrease shedding.
- For wash ,you can use a mild shampoo or anti-bacterial hand cleaner.
- If your brush is made of natural hair, use a little hair conditioner mixed in the shampoo/cleanser. This will keep the bristles soft.
- Take the shampoo or cleanser into your palm and swish the brushes gently tip first into the palm.then slowlyrun your fingers through the bristles to let the cleanser spread well.
- Another method would be to make a cleansing solution with shampoo and some water in a bowl and swirl them in a bowl
- for rinsing,gently rub in your fingers to clean all bristles(esp for kabuki /powder thick brushes).
- Wash till water runs clear.Then squeeze them and wrap the head in a paper towel or a cloth towel...( I use a clothtowel)
- Make sure not to wet the plastic stem or the part of the bristles closest to the stem.
- leave them to dry upside down.This is because leaving them to dry out standing will cause water to seep in the base and will loosen the glue hold .
- For kabukis,they should be tied with a rubber bannd around the midlle and then suspended from a hanger or a hook upside down,so the drying process speeds up!