The Dreaded Makeup Brush Washing
Yeah, we all feel the same way…washing makeup brushes blows. I have yet to find someone who actually enjoys washing their makeup brushes. I have however, met plenty of people who didn’t actually realize they were meant to be washed in the first place!
Washing your makeup brushes is incredibly important. Not only does a lot of bacteria build up, but once your bristles are filled with product and oil, they usually won’t apply product as well either. Has your makeup started to look muddy? Are things not blending the best anymore? Does it feel like your makeup brushes are dragging along your skin?
If you answered yes to these questions than that is probably a good sign that your brushes are in need of a good wash!
What I Use To Wash My Makeup Brushes
Artists have their difference preferences when it comes to washing brushes. Some prefer to use baby shampoo, and others prefer the olive oil and dish soap mixture.
Personally, I don’t use either of these methods. I have tried them both, and I don’t like how hard they become to rinse out.
My favorite thing to use has been Palmolive Soft Touch. Usually, I use the original pink one. The one pictured has aloe in it, which really doesn’t matter. The Palmolive isn’t as stiff as baby shampoo, but also isn’t as oily and difficult to rinse out as regular dish soap mixed with oil. There is an added bonus, because it has properties to condition your hands, it will naturally condition your brushes too.
How I Dry My Makeup Brushes
I always dry my brushes with the bristles hanging off the edge of my vanity. This is essential to do in order to prevent deforming your makeup brushes. If you wash your makeup brushes, and then let them dry on a completely flat surface, one side of your brushes will become flat too. I usually let my brushes sit out to dry over night.
Where I Buy My Makeup Brushes
I put a lot of value into good makeup brushes. My makeup brushes are my babies. Each one has several purposes, and I really wouldn’t want to live without them. I know first world problems, but it’s true and only because this is my art. For that reason I don’t mind spending money on good brushes. A majority of my brushes are from Sigma. I also have brushes from MAC, BH Cosmetics, Morphe, and Real Techniques. Pictured are brushes I have recently been using on a daily basis.
Let me know down in the comments what your favorite brushes are! Also, what method is your favorite way of washing brushes?
Are you a diligent brush washer, or do you procrastinate? I’m dying to know! ;D