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19 february 2024

Cleaning makeup brushes: this is how to do it!

Your favorite makeup brushes are your secret weapons for a gorgeous look, but did you know that regular cleaning is just as important? Find out why cleaning your brushes is a gamechanger for healthy skin and a perfect makeup application. We also explain the best way to clean your makeup brushes.

Why clean your makeup brushes?

Cleaning your makeup brushes is not only good for your favorite tools, but also for your skin. Here are 5 important reasons why you should clean your makeup brushes regularly.

1. Prevents skin problems

Your makeup brushes not only collect makeup, but also bacteria and oils. An uncleaned brush can transfer these unwanted invaders to your skin, which can lead to irritation, acne, and other skin problems. By cleaning regularly, you keep your skin fresh and healthy.

2. Extend the life of your brushes

Cleaning your brushes is like a rejuvenation cure for them. Makeup residue, oil, and dead skin cells accumulate and can damage the bristles of your brushes. Regular cleaning makes your brushes last longer, protecting your investment in high-quality brushes.

3. Maintains color integrity of makeup

A clean brush means brighter colors. Dried-up residue from old makeup can mix with new shades, losing the desired color intensity. By cleaning your brushes, you maintain the vibrancy of your makeup colors.

4. Improved makeup application.

Dirty brushes can lead to uneven and patchy makeup application. A clean brush ensures even distribution of products, making your makeup look professional and flawless.

5. Minimizes risk of allergies

For sensitive skin, a clean brush is vital. Old makeup and bacteria can cause allergic reactions. Regular cleaning minimizes this risk, allowing you to apply your makeup with confidence.

How do you clean your makeup brushes?

Here are 3 simple steps to clean your makeup brushes. Then we'll give you some additional tips to make them as clean as possible. Above all, make it a relaxing ritual and enjoy the benefits of radiant, healthy makeup brushes!

Step 1: Gather your supplies

  1. Brush cleaner: choose a mild cleaner specifically designed for brushes, or use baby shampoo.
  2. Lukewarm water: fill a container with warm water, not too hot to protect the brushes.
  3. Soft towel: a clean, lint-free towel to dry your brushes.
  4. Optional: silicone brush cleaner for deeper cleaning.

Step 2: Remove impurities

  • Dip the brush in the lukewarm water: let the bristles get wet, but keep the metal ferrule dry to prevent the glue from coming off.
  • Apply cleanser: add a small amount of cleanser to the bristles of the brush.
  • Massage gently: massage the bristles in your hand to lather the cleaner and remove dirt.
  • Rinse thoroughly: rinse the brush under warm water until all the cleanser is removed.

Step 3: Dry and care for your brushes

  • Pat the brush dry: use the towel to gently dab the brush and remove excess water.
  • Shape the bristles: return the bristles to their original shape as they dry.
  • Air dry: place the brushes in a dry, dust-free place to dry. Avoid direct sunlight.

How often should you clean your makeup brushes?

Take good care of your skin by cleaning your makeup brushes regularly. Here's how often you should do it:

Every day

Brushes that you use daily, such as for foundation and concealer, are best cleaned every day. This helps keep them free of old makeup and bacteria.

Once a week

Brushes you use less frequently, such as for eye shadow and blush, are good to clean weekly. This prevents makeup residue build-up and ensures even application.

New brushes

If you have new brushes, it's smart to clean them before the first use. That way, you start with clean brushes for a fresh makeup routine.

Additional tips for cleaning makeup brushes

If you regularly clean your brushes as described above, you will keep them fresh and clean. Alternate between different cleaning methods for your brushes. Deep cleaning removes stubborn residue and kills bacteria, while mild cleaning protects brush bristles. 

How to disinfect makeup brushes?

Also, occasionally disinfect and sterilize your brushes with alcohol. This kills bacteria and keeps your brushes hygienic, protecting your skin from possible infections. Spray your brushes with rubbing alcohol or 70% isopropyl alcohol after you clean them with water and soap.

Store your brushes properly

Give your brushes a neat place in a makeup organizer. This will protect them from dust and dirt, making them last longer and look more hygienic. You can also use our handy brush holder or beauty sponge holder.

Complete your makeup routine with Bright Beauty Vanity

Now that you know how to clean your makeup brushes perfectly, you're ready to take your makeup routine to the next level.

Discover our makeup mirrors with perfect lighting, that allow you to apply makeup with precision, creating the most beautiful looks. We have an extensive selection, so you can find the perfect makeup mirror or vanity desk to suit your style and needs.

Our products are made from high-quality materials, making them durable and long-lasting. At Bright Beauty Vanity, we strive for customer satisfaction and offer excellent service and support. So don't hesitate to contact us or check out our frequently asked questions.

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