When’s the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? Maybe never, right? Well, resolve to change your habits and get your beauty supplies in order. After all, you wouldn’t eat off the same utensil and bowl every day without cleaning it regularly, would you? The same should go for your makeup brushes!
Gather all your makeup brushes together (including the small ones inside your compacts) and gently clean them one by one by swirling in your palm along with a small amount of liquid hand soap. Rinse in warm water until the water is clear. Squeeze the water out of the brush (gently – don’t squish!) and lay on a washcloth or towel to dry.
If the brush is round, maintain its shape by letting the brush part hang off the edge of the counter while it dries.
Keep a 50-50 mix of distilled water and rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle on your vanity to disinfect brushes on a regular basis – simply spray with the solution and dry with a paper towel. You can also use this solution to disinfect your eyelash curler, tweezers, nail tools, and more. (And don’t forget about the Colorescience Brush Cleaner for your Colorescience brushes. It’s gentler on the brushes than soap or the alcohol solution.)
GENTLEMEN: These tips are for you, too! Clean your tweezers, nail trimmers, nose clippers, hairbrushes, and combs with the alcohol solution at least once a month, if not once a week!