How to clean makeup brushes?
In order to achieve a neat, smooth and, of course, beautiful makeup, it is necessary to use a lot of special brushes, sponge and brushes, while each of them is responsible for their type of application.
Brushes for liquid or friable shadows, brushes for blush and concealer, sponges for tonalnik, brushes with artificial bristles for liquid lipstick or gloss, you can list for a very long time! However, often, using such an arsenal of tools, girls do not even suspect how to properly care for all this good.
Brushes, which are not subjected to regular cleaning, are collectors of bacteria and microbes, which, when applying the next makeup, confidently migrate to the skin of your face, causing inflammation, redness and other problems in this area.
Only thanks to clean brushes and other tools for applying make-up can you recreate a beautiful and high-quality picture on your face. With careful attention, your tassels will serve you a much longer service,And this is also an important moment, because, as you know, good tools for make-up cost a lot of money.
How often and how can I wash brushes?
If you still do not know how to clean makeup brushes correctly, then you have come to the right place, read on. The opinion of specialists on the account of how often it is necessary to carry out this procedure is quite divergent.
Some argue that they should be washed at least once a week, and, as a maximum, almost after each use, in particular this applies to brushes with synthetic bristles, since they are used for applying creamy textures, for example, lipstick or a foundation.
Others argue that it’s enough once a month, especially if you use brushes only (naturally, other rules apply to professional makeup artists). How to act is up to you.
In fairness it should be noted that excessive “rinsing” of brushes in water is also not very good, since they can quickly become unusable due to excessive moisture. That is why it is very important to find a middle ground, depending on how often you use them, and also to what extent you pollute in the process.
We believe that it is enough to carry out a “general cleaning” for brushes 2 times a month, the rest of the time, you can use the express method: wipe the most polluted tools and those that contain synthetic fibers using disposable makeup wipes.
There are even special wipes that are designed specifically for cleansing brushes, for example, in the rulers of the famous MAC cosmetics.
What can we do with the "general cleaning"? Of course, ideally, you can buy special cleaning products, they are also called "brush cleaner", there are even special shampoos for brushes! These can be found in some well-known brands, although the cost of professional solutions can hardly be called low.
Basically, they are used in beauty salons, at home, you can get by with less expensive methods, such as regular baby shampoo or baby soap. In fact, you can use any shampoo or even shower gel, just the means for children are considered natural, without preservatives and fragrances, hypoallergenic and easily washed off.
How to wash?
If you use professional tools, then all instructions for use should be listed on them.Usually it is necessary to soak the brush in it or wipe it with a cloth moistened with a “brush cleaner”. But how to cope if you have only shampoo or soap on hand?
It's simple: in a small bowl, pour a little shampoo or gel, add a little warm water (not hot!), And then take one brush and gently lower it into the prepared solution. We make several circular movements in it, carefully, make sure that the water does not fall under the metal cap under which the hairs are attached, as the glue can be washed out, which will destroy the integrity of your instrument.
After the soap solution, rinse them under running water, wring out a little and shake off excess drops. That's all! Now it remains to dry properly: again, so that the water does not flow under the cap, they must be dried either horizontally with the hairs down with a slight slope.
Usually they put a towel or a small roller under the handles. It is necessary to dry the brushes at room temperature naturally (no heaters or batteries!).