Give Your Makeup Brushes some Love

I am not a professional makeup artist but I do strongly believe that owning quality makeup brushes will somehow improve my skills. Realistically, my smokey eye look still resembles raccoon eyes. After experimenting with shadows and BB creams this summer, my brushes are in dire need of a clean up. Here are some of my tips for taking care/washing your makeup brushes. 

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♥ I clean my makeup brushes once a month but it will vary depending on how often you    use them and of course the number of brushes in your collection.

♥ Cleaning brushes will eliminate the bacteria which has accumulated with regular use.

♥ If you have a collection going on, try separating the used brushes from the       clean      ones using vases or other pieces of home decor. This prevents frequent cleaning.

Clean up:

My cousin has shared the magic of effectively cleaning makeup brushes but I have also gathered some of my own tips along the way. Here is how I get my makeup brushes clean. 

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I start off with some warm water. After dipping my brushes in, I continue to move them in circular motions on the palm of my hand. This gets the residue off but we’re not done quite yet since we need to deep clean the brushes as well.


I use baby shampoo or baby shower gel to deep clean the brushes. (If it works with a baby’s gentle and sensitive skin, it will definitely do the trick for your brushes). Pouring about half a teaspoon into my palm, I swirl the brush in circular motions.


Usually I repeat this step three times or until the liquid drained from the brush is clear. I make sure to avoid getting the part where the bristles are connected to the handle wet. This will loosen the hold glue has on the bristles.

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The next step is to drain the water from the brushes and to smooth out the bristles back to their original shape. We don’t want any loose strands hanging out.


Line a paper towel and allow the brushes to air dry. Now they don’t only look brand new but they smell delightful and are pleasing to the touch.

 Do you have some tips we missed? Share them with us in the comments below. If you want to keep in touch with out day to day adventures, you can follow us on Twitter, Instagram @lipstick_trilogy and Pinterest.

Best of luck,

~ Kisses, Kvitka ~


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