Time to stop skipping one of the most important steps of makeup: cleaning our brushes. Are your makeup brushes in need for a cleaning?--well here's how!
And let's get to our how to:
1. Find a makeup brush shampoo. I use a clarifying Pantene shampoo that I keep on hand [well, in shower, for my hair] but any clarifying shampoo or baby shampoo [like Johnson's Baby Shampoo] will do the trick! And if you're extra particular about your products--try out this shampoo specially made for cleaning makeup brushes.
*Focus more on the actual bristles of the brush, avoiding the part of the brush where handle meets bristles--as this can loosen the glue over time.
3. Fill the bowl [or glass!] a little less than half full with lukewarm water + a squirt of shampoo. Grab one of your brushes and swirl the tip/bristles around in the water for a few seconds.
4. Rinse out your brushes [you guessed it, with lukewarm water], squeeze out the excess water, and make sure they are smoothed out into their original form.
5. Use a cloth to wipe your brush clean and then lay your brush on a towel flat to dry overnight.
*Some prefer to lay their brushes flat against a cloth/towel to dry or you can lay them to where the bristles are hanging freely. Your choice!
One brush down, pick your next brush to go!