Sunday, 25 August 2013

Cleaning Your Brushes

Cleaning your beloved makeup brushes can be a chore, especially if they never turn out 'as good as new' when you've finished. However I've learnt a technic that will not only disinfect your brushes, but leave them looking new and fresh again. It's all extremely cheap, and most people have the ingredients  lying around in their cupboards. Here we go!

You will need:
- Disinfectant washing up liquid
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Small plate
- Cup
- Kitchen Towel
-(optional) brush guards (recommended) 

Step One
Take your plate and pour around three table spoons of the disinfectant washing up liquid and the same amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Step Two
Take your first brush and swirl it around in the solution, for several seconds and then continue to swirl your brush around over the palm of your hand. You should start to see excess makeup, turn the mixture a different colour. 
Step Three
After this has been done for a good amount of time, rinse the brush under a Luke warm running tap, until the water runs clear. It's important water doesn't get into the barrel of the brush because this can weaken the glue and bristles may shed. 
Step Four
Now is the time that if you have a brush guard, to put it on. If not then don't worry. You will need to take your glass and put your brush in the glass, bristles facing downwards. This insures water doesn't enter the barrel.
Step Five
Repeat this with all of your brushes. Leave them to dry for an hour or two, in the glass allowing all the water to drain. 
Step Six
Lay out a piece of kitchen towel and lay your brushes down, to allow them to fully dry.

I hope this technic works as well for you as it does for me!

Emmaybelle x

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