HOW TO CLEAN AND SANITISE YOUR MAKE-UP AND BRUSHES
Now that spring is officially under way, it’s the perfect time to give your brushes and make-up collection a thorough clean. Many people are unaware that make-up such as eye shadow, blush, and lipstick should be cleaned. To sanitise these products, simply spritz isopropyl alcohol over them to help kill germs on contact without damaging your make-up. Make-up brushes should ideally be cleaned once a week. This will help keep the bristles fresh, clean and feeling soft. Follow these steps to clean your brushes.
Pour liquid brush cleanser into the shallow bowl. Dip your brush into the brush cleaner and swish it around. This will remove built-up products and oil and also help to sanitise your brushes.
Run the brush bristles under lukewarm water to remove the brush cleanser. Avoid where the handle meets the bristles as the water can loosen the glue over time.
Fill a shallow bowl with lukewarm water and add a small amount of baby shampoo. Begin by swirling your brush tips in water, then take the brush and place it in the palm of your hand. Using circular motions on your palm, work up a lather on the bristles. Rinse the brush bristles under lukewarm running water once again until the water runs clear from the brush. The shampoo will help condition the bristles of your brushes and remove alcohol from the brush cleanser (which could affect your skin).
Use a cloth to gently wipe your brush clean, reshaping the bristles as you go. Take a towel and, starting at one end, begin to roll it up, stopping about halfway with the remaining towel lying flat on the table. Prop the brush handle onto the rolled section so the handle is higher than the bristles. This will ensure water does not trickle down or be absorbed back into the glue that holds the bristles.
Leave until dry.