Ladies, listen up! It’s time you take a look at what you’re putting on your face. And, no, I’m not talking about the makeup itself but the brushes you’re using when applying your makeup. Ever thought about what you’re really transferring onto your skin? Try imagining tons of millions of tiny little bacteria particles and microscopic organisms (science words). That’s right, your brushes are full of tenants. Yucks galore.
It’s time to clean house. Here are a few tips to get you started.
1. How do you clean a makeup sponge applicator?
BeautyBlender’s Original Makeup Sponge Applicator requires you to dip it into water to fill it up. This saturation of the water fills up the space in your sponge making it dense. Hence, less makeup fills the pores and becomes absorbed inside of the applicator. Cleaning recommendations require only a simple wash afterward with soap and water. It doesn’t get much simpler. Remember to rinse until water runs clear.
2. Clean your eyelash curler (okay, so it’s not a brush).
Eyelash curlers are notorious for getting covered in mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, eye-anything. Oh, one more thing, they are full of those tiny eyelash and eyebrow mites. That’s right ladies, your curler is chalk full of mites. You shouldn’t worry about the buggies on your tools though, it’s more of what the acidity of the makeup can do to the steel and padding of your brand new curler. To thoroughly clean your curler dip the tool into some warm soapy water. Be sure to apply some pressure and clamp it shut. The pressure will help the pad soak up the soapy water and begin a good lather. The deeper your soapy water penetrates the pad, the cleaner and longer lasting your tool becomes.
3. Wash your brushes after each use
Do you know you should be rinsing your brushes after every use? Well, now you do. So, no more excuses!
Makeup left on your brush begins to harden with time. Not only that, but as you add more and more makeup, you’re creating layers or bacteria. Rinse your brushes under warm water until the water runs clear. Gently, wipe your brush with a clean cloth and you’re done! Tip: Make sure to wipe your brush from base to tip. Follow an outward motion to keep your brush bristles neatly gathered. The more care you put into these initial steps, the longer your product will last.
4. Finally, how often should you be replacing your makeup applicators, etc!
Mascara: Pitch it every three months.
Eyeshadow: If your product is powder, pitch after two years. If your product is cream, it’s time for a change after 1 year.
Makeup brushes: Products can last anywhere from one to five years. Money counts in this department. Tip: If your brushes are shedding, it’s time for a replacement.
Makeup sponges: Trash the sponge after consistent use spanning one month.
I hope this guide helps you dolls. Have fun painting those faces, and remember to take care of your tools!
Also, just in case you’re obsessing over the Artis Makeup Brushes featured…enjoy <3.