You mean they need cleaning? Ohh. Don’t worry, clean brushes are in your future, here’s a step by step guide on how I clean mine. It doesn’t take very long, and you feel all smug when it’s done, like you are winning at life admin.
Stuff you need:
- Brush cleaner. I use Real Techniques Brush Cleanser, £6.99. Shampoo also works just fine.
- Kitchen towel.
- Washing up gloves.
1. Lay a double layer of kitchen towel out, next to the sink.
3. Dip your brush into the cleaner and swirl it about a bit.
4. Under running water, rub your brush on your gloved fingers to work in and rinse off the cleaner, taking all the makeup residue with it. Try to only get the brush bristles wet, not the ferrule (the metal neck that connects the handle to the bristles) as this is where the bristles are glued in. Get the glue wet and your bristles come loose and shed.
6. Squeeze out remaining water from bristles and give them a smooth down so that they lie flat and are returned to brush shape.
7. Place on kitchen towel to dry.
9. Clean your makeup sponge. Apply the cleaner directly to the most stained area, then massage it in.
13. Leave to dry over night.
Til next time,