So you call yourself a makeup addict. You've got palettes in more shades than the rainbow, lipsticks for every occasion and falsies for every rhyme and reason. But do you have the responsibility that it takes to be a makeup lover? Those who nod yes must ensure that their makeup brushes fall in line. Makeup brushes may seem like only the tools that apply product but they are far more important than you'd imagine. They are responsible for final finish of your look and come with its own set of hygiene standards.
Why You Need To Wash Your Makeup Brushes
If you can't remember the last time you washed your makeup brushes, it's about time you did. Along with makeup pigments, they also carry oil, grime and particulate matter back and forth. When this accumulates on the bristles instead of being washed off, it can lead to skin infection. Base makeup brushes primarily need frequent washing followed by eye makeup brushes.
How To Wash Makeup Brushes
If you're wondering how to wash makeup brushes, these are a few items to make the process easier. Running water and a bar of gentle soap are the basics that everyone needs. To take it to the next level, a silicone cleaning glove or automated makeup cleaner can do the trick. Follow this basic method to wash your set.
Hold the bristles under running water.
When wet, apply soap through it but avoid the base of bristles and handle. You can also skip soap in place of gentle face wash.
Remove residue with your fingers and run under water until it has been cleaned.
Leave it to dry horizontally with the bristles leaning off the edge of a surface.
(Also Read: 2 Ways To Thoroughly Clean Your Makeup Brushes)