How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Every day, every week, once a month? Sometimes we don’t find the time to clean our brushes but it is extremely important to do this on a weekly basis. Not only for hygiene reasons but also to preserve the lifetime of your brushes. Some of mine have been in my kit for 10 years and this is down to the way I take care of them.
I know it can be time consuming to clean your brushes, especially if you have a lot like me, but it is important and I wanted to share my routine with you. You will need:
- Kitchen Tissue Roll
- Baby Oil
- Small/Medium Sized Bowl.
So firstly, I take two sheets of kitchen roll, lay one on top of the other and then folder this into quarters. I then soak the kitchen roll ‘pad’ that I have just made, with baby oil and let it sink in a little. Next, I take my first brush and swirl it around on the baby oil which helps break down the makeup from the brush. You will see how much makeup comes off from just doing this step! This stage is really important as the majority of the makeup will come off onto the pad, which will save time later on. So do this with all your brushes and keep changing the kitchen roll as each one gets soaked up with makeup.