28 Jan Organise Your Brushes
Last but definitely not least, let’s organise your makeup brushes.
Brush care is often an over looked part of your beauty routine but it’s so important to keep them clean and in good condition. If you look after your brushes, they will look after you and keep your makeup looking flawless.
Washing your brushes is about as appealing as getting up and going for a run at 6am. Not very (If you disagree, I salute you). The truth is this: you need to wash your brushes once a week, or else you’ll be painting your face with a build up of dirt, oil and bacteria. At the very least, wash your foundation and concealer brushes once a week and the rest twice a month. The good news is that washing your brushes is really easy and shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes.
How to Wash Your Brushes
- Baby shampoo (I use this one)
- Antibacterial brush spray, like Manicare Cosmetic Brush Cleaner ($14.99)
- A working sink
Step 1. Spray the antibacterial brush spray onto a tissue
Step 2. Wipe brushes with the tissue to sanitize
Step 3. Wet brushes though roughly with water
Step 4. Use the baby shampoo to clean the bristles
Step 5. Rinse out the shampoo and leave brushes lying flat on a towel to dry
Once your brushes are clean, there are a million options for how you want to store them. Pinterest is full of creative DIY options but the most popular choices seem to be used candles, jars or a vase filled with coffee beans to help the brushes stay up. Of course there are also professional brush storage options. The Sigma Brush Cup Holder is not only a chic way to keep your brushes organized but it also doubles as a travel case so you can take them with you anywhere. It helps to have two holders so that you can store all your face brushes (foundation, blush, bronzer, highlighter, contouring) in one, and all your other brushes (eye makeup, lips, brows, concealer) in the other as they are smaller and wont get lost amongst the bigger brushes.
There you have it, a clean and organized beauty routine!
Written by Sophie Howe