Products I Use to Wash My Makeup Brushes

Today I’ll be sharing with you “Products to Use to Wash Your Makeup Brushes” Ever since I wrote my post on “Why It’s Important to Wash Your Makeup Brushes” I’ve gotten so many questions what products I use to wash my brushes or how I wash them. To be honest I love that I get asked these questions because I love helping others get more knowledge are great ways to keep those fancy brushes clean. I’ll be sharing with you my favorite products when it comes to washing my brushes.

When Does Makeup Expire

  How many of you have makeup in your drawer and not sure when you got it? I know I do.  Did you know that makeup expires? I didn’t know that before I started to really get into makeup. It’s really important to make sure you throw away the makeup that expires and today I’m telling you when makeup expires. Mascara Good for: 2-3 months.  When should you toss it? As soon as you start to notice that its getting clumpy or even smells weird. TOSS IT.  Foundation & Concealer (liquid) Good for: 6-12 months When should you toss it? If it has separated into layers or the color has lightened, it’s time to buy a new one! Tip: Keep it out of the sunlight. The sun UV rays can destroy the preservatives.  Lipstick & Lipgloss:  Good for: 2 years for Lipstick & 1 year for Lip Gloss.  When should you toss it? If you notice that your lipstick has gone dry or your lip gloss is extra sticky, they’ve gone bad.  Powder, Eyeshadows & Blush:  Good for: 2 years When should you toss it? Expired powders tend to be more dry and flaky than new ones.  There you have it. Please be sure…

Why It’s Important to Wash Brushes

I have so many makeup brushes but some of them I use daily or on other people when I do their makeup. I wash my brushes at least twice a week. I can’t stand seeing my brushes dirty. It’s so important to wash your makeup brushes at least once or twice a week.  Here’s why it’s important to wash your brushes…. Acne // Putting bacteria and germs back onto your face with a sticky, dusty makeup brush can aggravate underlying skin conditions like acne. If you have an open sore, pore or cracked skin, bacteria can start an infection. You’ll be swapping the infection back and forth creating a never-ending cycle of breakouts.  Changes of Color // If your makeup brushes are dirty, the intended shade will not appear on your skin as its true color. Also, blending and contouring your makeup for those dramatic effects will be difficult. You want your makeup to apply to your skin as smooth as a porcelain. Dirty makeup brushes will leave your skin spotty. Not cute.  Destroy Makeup Brushes // You may not think that leaving your brushes unclean will be bad but it is. It can destroy the bristles on your brush. Washing them leaves your brushes smooth and soft. You don’t…