How I Clean My Makeup Brushes!
Step 1) What you will need, a dirty brush and brush cleanser! There are actual brush cleaners you can buy but I like to use Johnson’s Baby Shampoo because it’s cheap yet effective at cleaning my brushes. You can also mix in some olive oil to help the harder to clean brushes like foundation brushes because olive oil will help break down the makeup making it easier to clean plus conditioning the brush hairs. You can also use non scented dish soap to wash your brushes.
Step 2) Wet your brush hairs keeping water away from the handle. You don’t want to get a lot of water near the handle because it will loosen the glue that holds the brush hairs/brush together over time causing your brush to break apart. It’s almost impossible to keep the water ONLY on the brush hairs so a little water is fine, just don’t be super careless about it :)
Step 3) Apply some brush soap on your hand or even on a plate then swirl the brush hair around in your hand. The soap will start to foam up and change color because the makeup in the brush is washing away.
Step 4) Rinse the brush hairs squeezing water out as you rinse. Once the water coming from the brush hair is no longer soapy or colored you are done!
After youre done you can swirl your brushes onto a towel to remove any excess water, this will help your brushes dry faster. When drying your brushes, leave them upside down (brush hairs facing down) or lying flat on a towel so the water can soak onto the towel and help the brushes dry faster. I usually like to wash my brushes at night so when I wake up in the morning they are dry! Drying them face up will cause the water to seep down into the handle which can over time break down the glue holding the brush together which is no bueno. I like to wash my brushes about two to three times a month and wash my foundation brush once a week. Happy washing! :)