Working toward clearer-looking skin means taking the proper precautions: washing your face every night, not wearing makeup while working out, and cleaning your makeup brushes regularly. These three cleansers are your best bet when it comes to disinfecting, and one is probably in your shower right now. Plus, they won't break down the glue that holds your brushes together. On Kirbie Johnson: dress from H&M and hairpiece from ban.do.
I've taught you how to create your own makeup brush cleaning solvent in the past and I've even suggested a few of my favorite gentle professional brush cleansers. But after speaking with someone from pro brush-making company Hakuhodo, I learned a little something I'd like to share with you. Did you know that the best way to remove oily liquid foundation or waxy lipstick from your makeup brushes is by using dry corn starch? Here's what you'll need and what to do:
- Fill a plastic bag with corn starch (make sure it's the sugar and preservative-free kind).
- Drop the brush inside (hair down) and hold the mouth of the bag closed.
- Shake for one minute and then remove the brush. Dust off the corn starch and repeat two more times until all of the greasy residue is gone.
I have one girlfriend who loves to play beauty school. On New Years Eve we were primping and she is very specific about her makeup brushes; this girl knows what brushes to use for what function, but she is also very good about brush maintenance. So good, she whipped out these Sephora Makeup Brush Cleansing Wipes, $9 for a pack of 20, and kept her brushes clean and organized right then and there.
January is a good time to wipe the slate clean and do a thorough makeup brush cleansing. So, if you're on-the-go I'd invest in these wipes, and this weekend set aside some time to do this do-it-yourself brush cleaning method and make sure you are using a professional brush cleaner.
Welcome to Part III of FabSugar's detailed look at make-up brushes: professional make-up brush cleaners. Now that you understand the importance of cleaning your grimy make-up brushes, here are my top picks for make-up brush cleaning solvents for those of you who don't like the do-it-yourself method.
Trish McEvoy Makeup Brush Cleaner is my personal fave. It's a quick and easy spray bottle that you can directly spray onto your lush brushes. Buy the 4-ounce bottle here for $18.
Clinique Make-Up Brush Cleanser thoroughly cleans build-up from the brush. Just pump one short spritz onto each side of the makeup brush and use a tissue to wipe away grime. Allow approximately two minutes to dry before use. Buy it here for $12.50
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Welcome to Part II of BellaSugar's detailed look at make-up brushes. Today's installment: do-it-yourself brush cleaning. (To read yesterday's installment on powder brushes, click here.) If you're making an investment in high-quality tools, then it's important that you know the correct way to maintain them. Though people don't often think to wash their make-up brushes, it's very important that you keep them clean, because they harbor lots of dirt and bacteria, which can cause breakouts and make your make-up go on clumpy. Washing brushes will also make them last longer.
Ideally, you should wash any brush that you use for liquid make-up (including concealer, foundation, lip products, cream shadows, and so on) every day. For brushes used with powder, clean them every two weeks. For tips on how to properly clean your brushes, read more