Makeup brushes – an often overlooked but extremely essential element to your beauty routine. It’s important you take care of those indispensable tools. Using dirty brushes can lead to clogged pores, eye and skin irritation and even breakouts! So we here at Lulu HQ recommend a weekly clean to keep them and your skin in top condition!
Unsure of the best way to clean your treasured tools? We’ve developed a step-by-step rundown that will leave your beautiful Lulu and Lipstick brush set perfectly clean and hygienic!
What you’ll need:
While you can get specially formulated brush cleaners on the market, a conditioning shampoo or baby shampoo will do the trick. Generally anything that you would use on your own hair is perfect for cleaning your makeup brushes. Note: Avoid soap as it can dry out the hair of your brushes.
What to do:
Run brush under lukewarm water ensuring that it is thoroughly wet and residual makeup is washed out. Be careful to keep the base of your brush head away from the water as this can result in rust and the glue breaking down over time, causing the bristles to fall out.
2. Fill a small bowl with warm water and add a dollop of shampoo then swirl your brush in the mix. Gently massage the tips of the bristles into the palm of your hand working up lather.
3. Rinse your brush under running water until all the shampoo is rinsed off and the water runs clean.
4. Gently squeeze and reshape your brush using a clean towel or lint-free cloth.
5. Lay your brush to
dry completely with the bristles hanging over the edge of a bench or counter top. This allows the air to circulate around them properly. Never leave your brushes to dry on a towel as this may cause mildew.
There you have it – a simple routine to be adopted into your weekly beauty ritual! Remember to clean your brushes after you have done your makeup for the day or at night allowing them plenty of time to dry before their next use.
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