Since brushes are the most central element of makeup, you should always make it a point that you take good care of them. These are also a very pricey investment and tend to get ruined very quickly if neglected. If the brushes are not washed regularly or stored in a poor condition, these can catch up dirt and become a breeding ground for bacteria. If the use is continued, it could avert various skin conditions and hence increase inconveniences. So if you want a smooth application and a good lasting, you should make sure that you look after your makeup brushes in the best possible way you can. If preserved well, you will need lesser replacements and also reduce the expenses to some extent. Given below are some tips on how to take proper care of your makeup brushes.
Storing your makeup brushes on the counter stands can lead to dirt and dust accumulation. Simply throwing them inside a makeup kit is also not very sensible as it could damage the shape of your brush. Therefore, the best way to store your brush is by rolling them up in a protective brush roll. These kits have different compartments for the specific brushes, thus protecting the shape and design of the bristles.
You should also make sure that you clean your brushes after every application. If you have applied heavy liquid makeup, it becomes a must to have them thoroughly washed and dried before storing. However, if you have used only the lighter powder make, you can just spray a ready to use mist over the bristles and wipe them away with a clean tissue. This will sanitize your brush instantly and also reduce the drying time.
Makeup brushes need to be washed with care. They are very delicate and ruthless use of soap could rob the bristles of their natural oil thus making them dry, brittle and frayed over time. There are a number of brands that sell specially formulated brush cleansers. These are very mild and therefore very gentle on the brushes. Use only cold to lukewarm for the rinsing and never use more than a dime-sized dollop of the cleanser. You may take a small bowl to mix the cleanser with water and swivel the brush around it or do so by mixing the liquid directly onto your palms. Remember not to twist and turn the bristles or it could lead to the falling off of some fibers.
- Cleaning the stubborn and creamy formulas
Some cosmetics, mainly the heavy coverage foundations and concealers tend to be very thick and creamy. These cannot be washed off using only the cleanser. In that case, you may dip the brushes in a solution of sodium bicarbonate. This should dissolve all the creamy layers, thus making the cleaning an easier process.
After washing your makeup brushes lay them out on a highly absorbent paper towel or a clean cotton towel and let them air dry. Using blowers can lead to the drying and fraying of the bristles.