For applying my make-up I always use the well-known ZOEVA make-up brushes. Since I’ve bought them there hasn’t been a day I haven’t used them, unless I’m enjoying a make-up free day. This proves how good they are, I really love using these soft brushes. If you want to learn about the ZOEVA brushes I’ve bought, click here to read more.
As I’m using them that much, they definitely are in need of cleaning quite regularly. I’m always delaying this because there’s always something more important to do. It’s terrible to say, but I really can’t remember when I’ve cleaned my beauty brushes for the last time. Even though I know how many bacteria are flourishing in contaminated brushes. Other than that it’s important to clean them regularly to extend their lifespan.
All in all it’s actually really simple to get rid of filthy make-up brushes. You can buy expensive cleansing water for brushes, but there is another cheap way that just works just as well, or even better. All you need is a bowl with lukewarm water, baby shampoo and tissues. Follow the next four steps and you’re golden.
Start by rinsing the brushes gently under the flowing tap of lukewarm water. It’s important to not use hot water, otherwise you might damage your brushes. Here it’s important that you only dunk the tip of the brush into the water, not the metal and holder. This way the bristles will remain, this also ensures that the glue won’t loosen and the metal won’t rust.
Fill the bowl with lukewarm water and add some baby shampoo. The baby shampoo I’m currently using is by Zwitsal. Once again, make sure you only get the bristles wet. Gently rotate the brush tip in the water or in the palm of your hand.
Next you need to rinse the brushes under running lukewarm water again. If you notice that the water running down the drain isn’t clear yet, the brushes are still a little dirty. If so, repeat step 2 and step 3.
By using some tissues or a towel, you can dry drip the make-up brushes clean. Make sure you lay your brushes flat, on a towel for example, to dry after you reshaped the bristles. Eventually you can clean the other part of the make-up brush with some wet tissues or towel.
And that’s it. This task doesn’t take much time at all, it’s easy and it’s inexpensive. Your brushes feel brand new and they’ll smell heavenly. I think we should all do this more often!