Make-up brushes are indispensable when trying to achieve a flawless make-up finish, and for some, are used almost every day. Often, a small fortune is invested in a brush set, therefore upkeep of these helpers are just as important.
The General Rule:
Make-up brushes should be cleaned once a week. Foundation brushes, in particular, should be cleaned after each use. Powder and blush brushes can be cleaned once a week if they are being used in the same range of colours.
The Importance of Cleaning Brushes
Make-up residues accumulate and clump the fine bristles due to frequent use, which results in a near to impossible flawless make-up finish. Dust in the air also gets caught up on the bristles promoting bacterial growth that may lead to the formation of blemishes. In addition, cleaning make-up brushes on the regular will ensure that you can use them for longer.
The best way to clean your make-up brushes is by using a tool specifically designed to clean brushes, like the StylPro Brush Cleaner. Alternatively, there are brush cleaning agents that strip the dirt off the bristles for entirely. However, if you have neither at hand, using a mild shampoo, such as baby shampoo, and warm water will also do the trick.