Tips on how to clean/dry your makeup brushes!

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Did you know one of the worst, un-hygienic make-up habit is not cleaning your make-up brushes!? Yes it is, but if you do clean your brushes are you cleaning them right? Today I am give you some hints on how to do it properly on my past experiences.

1) DON'T USE A LOT OF OIL!


Sometimes when you cleanse your brushes with oil the oil actually sticks to the bristles of the brush even after you wash it. Then it turns the tips of your brush very oily and it is hard to reverse. You are just picking up more dirt and germs due to the oil... and its a disaster...trust me it is a total disaster.    

2) DO NOT USE HEAT TO DRY!

Do you remember the barbie head? It was a toy were you could do her hair. Then you bought out a curling iron because you thought you could make her pretty. Then right when you clipped her hair and curled it, the luscious locks melted onto the iron. Yes that is what can happen with your brushes because your brushes are made form synthetic fibers that burn, melt, and harden if heated to much. Leave the dryer for your hair, unless you want some crispy brushes.


3) DRY THEM IN SHAPE


The best way to get perfect brand new brushes, is drying them properly. One mistake we all make is flopping them on a paper-towel in the bathroom when we are done cleaning them. They are more likely to expand out and have flyways,  just like your hair, if left alone. Using a brush guard can help, they are cheap and help keep a nice shape. Sigma also sells a brush case called shape'n dry for your brushes. Can be a little pricey though at $30 though. How they work is when your done cleaning your brush heads, put the brush head on and put head down so the water can leak out. Michelle Phan taught me that:)


I hope all of these tips come in handy:)


What tips do you use while cleaning your brushes, and do you have a blog?
Tell me in the comments below.

xoxo-Laila

2 comments :

  1. This is useful :) I use a baby shampoo and just barely warm water to clean mine :)

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  2. I never used baby shampoo, I think I'll try:)

    xoxo-Laila

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