How often do you wash your makeup brushes? If you’re a makeup artist or are sharing brushes, you should wash them after every use. If your brushes are used exclusively by you, on a daily basis, they need to be washed at least once a week. Anything longer than that is a big no-no. Not only does product build up on the bristles and seriously hamper the ability to get a smooth, even finish, but the dirt and bacteria that breed within get transferred to your face. And we all know this can lead to breakouts or infection. Don’t worry, cleaning your makeup brushes doesn’t have to be complicated. There are many ways to do so, but here are a few of our tried-and-tested methods.
If you’re pressed for time or just plain lazy, brush cleansers like the MAC Brush Cleanser, Make Up For Ever Instant Brush Cleanser, Sephora Master Cleanse: Daily Brush Cleaner and Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner are for you. Spritz and dampen your brush with it and gently wipe the brush on a paper towel till there is no more product rubbing off. Then rest them flat on a clean paper towel and leave to dry.