Washing your makeup brushes


What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without washing your hair? A week? A month? If you’re a makeup brush, the likelihood is that you’ve never been washed at all. I often do private makeup applications for people, and they love to get my advice about their makeup bags. It is always shocking to me when people will tell me that they’ve never washed their brushes before. Your brushes are likely made out of natural animal hair. And just like your hair, your brushes will get really dirty and nasty if you never wash them. Makeup, oils from your face, and dirt from your bag collect on your brushes and can make you break out.

The good news is that washing your brushes is incredibly quick and easy to do. It takes a couple of minutes, and there are many benefits. First, your skin will appreciate the clean brush and reward you with fewer breakouts. Your makeup will look better when you apply it; more like I did it for you! Your brushes will feel brand new and luxurious against your skin, and who doesn’t like that? And finally, it will extend the life of your brushes, which is usually the most expensive part of a makeup bag.

So go ahead and give it a try! Then put on some makeup, and go show off your hot self at happy hour.