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How too safely clean hair and faux hair makeup brushes

How too safely clean hair and faux hair makeup brushes

How to:

  1. Bar soap is a great place to start.. Massaging your dirty blush or foundation brushes against a sturdy bar of natural soap, like Castile or Zote soap, will work the cleanser deep into the bristles.
  2. Rinse with lukewarm water and wipe your brush against a paper towel. Tip: Be careful not to get the brush barrel wet, as it will loosen the bristles and cause them to fall out. Give your brushes a final swish in 1 cup of cool water and 1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide.
  3. Another way to scrub makeup brushes clean is to use liquid dish soap and a clean sponge.
  4. Pour a little of the dish soap on top of the sponge and then rub your brush against the surface
  5. Rinse with lukewarm water, wipe with a towel to remove any leftover debris and lay your brushes flat to dry.
  6. Olive oil is a great way to not only clean smaller brushes, but also to condition the bristles. In this case, it's okay to submerge your makeup brushes into the oil. Rub them against a sponge and you'll start to see all those caked-up pieces of product come off.

Warnings & Cautions:

Using dirty makeup tools can lead to skin breakouts and rashes

Linda Says:

BONUS TIP Storage for Makeup Brushes and Other Cosmetics: Fabric and/or hard sided glasses cases work well for travel and for purse storage. It also keeps your brushes clean and bristles straight.

Why It Works:

All off these methods are meant to break down the oil in makeup so you can easily remove it. The reason using olive oil works is the grease removes grease.

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