SPRING CLEAN

MANY PEO­PLE ARE UN­AWARE THAT MAKE-UP AND BRUSHES SHOULD BE CLEANED

Highfields' Own - - Beauty - BY TEN­NIELLE COP­SON, BEAUTY EX­PERT

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.

STEP 1

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.

STEP 2

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.

STEP 3

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).

STEP 4

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.

STEP 6

Leave un­til dry.

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