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How To Clean Makeup Brushes

June 29th, 2012

You really should know how to clean makeup brushes.  Every fabulous fashionista has to get into the habit of cleaning makeup brushes.  We often forget that makeup brushes hold just as much bacteria as sponges, and yet we leave them for months without a thorough cleansing.  We are not always aware that the same bacteria is then transferred to our face causing unwanted zits and blemishes.  Makeup brushes should be cleaned every 2-4 weeks.  You can use a special liquid for cleaning makeup brushes or a gentle, foaming face wash like Dove will work just as good.  Here are four easy steps for how to clean makeup brushes:

How to clean makeup brushes:

• Dampen the bristles of the makeup brush with warm water.

• Add a small amount of face wash to the brush bristles and lather up.

• Rinse the bristles of the brush under running water until the water turns clear. Inspect the face brushes thoroughly.

• When all brushes are clean, run the bristles across the towel then lay them flat across the towel to air dry.


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