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 month. I can’t stand seeing my brushes dirty. It’s so important that your makeup brushes are cleaned at least 1-2x a month because there are constantly touching your eyes or face. If you don’t deep clean them weekly at least spot clean them. I’ll be sharing a few items I love to use to spot clean my makeup brushes.
Why It’s Important to Wash Makeup Brushes
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 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 want to destroy a $15-50 makeup brush. Not fun.
Don’t use your hands
Dirty makeup brushes are just as bad as using your fingers. Putting foundation, powder, or shadow on your face, even with clean hands, is a no-no. The oils on your hands spread bacteria around your face much more easily than brushes. We don’t want bacteria on our faces because it can again lead back to nasty skin irritations or blemishes.
What do I use to wash my makeup brushes? I use a number of items. I like to switch it up. Dawn Dish Soap with coconut oil is one of my favorite ways to deep clean my brushes and beauty blenders. Coconut Oil is an antibacterial product so it helps kill off bacteria. The Dawn Dish Soap helps remove the buildup from the brushes. Another great product to use when you are spot cleaning your makeup brushes is the Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner or It Cosmetics Brush Cleaner.