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How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

November 10
Chick Cosmetics Makeup Brushes

We get it—cleaning makeup brushes may not be the nicest of tasks, but it’s something that should be consistent in your regular beauty routine. Just think about all the excess product, dirt and oil that accumulates on those bristles and how terrible it can be on your skin; especially if you continue using them in that condition. Skipping good, regular cleansing can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. Not only will cleaning your tools help keep bacteria off your face but it will also condition the beautiful brushes you just bought—they should last a very long time, given the investment to purchase the worlds most beautiful brushes.

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We are the first to tell you how important quality makeup brushes can be, but what’s equally important is keeping them clean and sanitized so that they will last for years and years. There are a variety of brush cleansers on the market and various tutorials to help you get the job done, but it really shouldn’t be that complicated. We’re here to simplify things and show you a very easy way to clean your makeup brushes with just shampoo and water! All you need to grab is some baby shampoo or any mild bar soap and the makeup brushes that are ready to be cleaned. Shall we start #theprocess?

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  • Firstly, run the bristles of your brush under lukewarm water, never too hot. Make sure to keep the bristles pointing downwards, avoiding the area where the handle meets the head. If water gets in there, it can loosen the glue that holds the bristles together and we don’t want that, right?
  • Next, put a small amount of the shampoo into the palms. About a a pump or two amount should do the trick.
  • Now, swirl the brush bristles into the shampoo until it creates a rich lather.
  • After you feel you’ve worked out the dirt and oil that has been trapped in the bristles, rinse the brush head under lukewarm water again
  • Squeeze the excess water out of the brush by pulling it in between your thumb and the side of your index finger. If the water that is released is dirty, go ahead and repeat #theprocess again. Once the water runs clear, you know you’ve done a good job and can move on to the next step.
  • Use a cloth or a paper towel to dry off the bristles, reshaping them as you go.
  • Lay your brushes flat to dry over night. 


That’s it! That was easy, right?


Sponges do stain and I’m going to show you the easiest way to clean your makeup sponge next.


N. at Chick Cosmetics


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