1. Dirty makeup brushes can wreak havoc with people skin and can cause much more damage than just a simple breakout or skin irritation. Daily use accumulates sebum, impurities, pollution, dust, product buildup and dead skin cells that can include harmful bacteria like staphylococcus, streptococcus and E. Coli.
Mycolor finds that brushes for powder products clean easier than those used for cream products, ie. foundation. People usually wash their foundation brush every 2-3 days as it’s so much quicker and easier to keep it clean – and I don’t get all the product buildup in the process.
2. Want that Flawless Finish? People can have the best makeup brushes in the world, but if they’re dirty and full of product buildup people will not get the results they want. Not cleaning their makeup kit regularly affects the quality of their makeup application and blending products. Meanwhile, taking care of their brushes helps with a more flawless application of makeup products. Product buildup can affect the shape of the brush as well as its ability to pick up and lay down pigment, as well as being able to blend properly.
3. An investment in makeup brushes is like investing in a really good set of kitchen knives for cooking, or paint brushes if they’re an artist. Taking care of their tools will help to make them last longer and protect their investment while they keep getting good results.
Mistakes To Avoid When Cleaning Their Makeup Brushes
1. Submerging and / or soaking in water. Soaking the handles will damage and dissolve the glue used between the bristles and the brush handle and lead to brush shedding.
2. Using very hot or boiling water. This could also affect the bonding between bristles and the handle and cause shedding. Lukewarm water is best.
3. Drying incorrectly. Lay your brushes flat over the sink, or at a downward angle – or if people can hand them up with the brush heads pointing downwards. Avoid hot hair dryers and give yourself enough time for their brushes to be dry the next day. The bigger brushes especially don’t always dry overnight when the temperatures are cooler.
4. Not having a regular routine to clean the makeup brushes. Cleaning the brushes should happen at least weekly, with their main face brushes ideally every 3-4 days. When people are cleaning regularly their brushes will be much easier and quicker to clean too.