Back in the day I only ever applied makeup using my fingers. Having discovered foundation brushes last year, I now can’t imagine going back.
I got a Ted Baker makeup brush set for Christmas last year and I fell in love with the look and feel of the brushes. My foundation and powder brush are the ones I use most often and, after a while, they tend to get sticky, clogged with excess makeup and generally stop working as well.
I’m no expert, but I have found a way to ensure my makeup brushes get clean, quickly and with minimal cost and fuss.
Step 1 – Prepare
I use a small glass dish to clean my brushes in so I grab that and the Boots own brand baby shampoo wash that I use and head to the bathroom sink.
Step 2 – Lather
Pour a little of the baby shampoo onto each brush and rub it in.
Step 3 – Rinse
Wash off the excess dirt
Step 4 – Repeat
Go through steps two and three again until the water runs clear
Step 5 – Condition
Yes, I treat my brushes like hair and condition them. As long as they are rinsed well afterwards, it doesn’t seem to have a detrimental effect, and they smell so clean and fresh
Step 6 – Dry
I try and leave my brushes to dry as long as possible to ensure they are ready to use again. If they still feel a little damp I’ll blast them quickly with my hair dryer