Your Makeup Brushes are an essential part of applying Mineral Makeup and should be taken care of routinely. Because all of our makeup is dry powder, your brushes can last many years! Routine care is necessary to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria (which can cause breakouts) and to clean out the old makeup, dirt, dead skin cells and the natural oils that come off your skin.
When using dry powder, your brushes should be cleaned once a week. The time it will take will depend on how many brushes you need to clean. Make sure that you are getting water on the brush only, not the handle.
Here are a few options for cleaning your brushes:
Dove Beauty Bar: the white bar is great for cleaning brushes since this soap was made to use on skin. Get the brush wet and swirl it on the bar until a lather forms then rinse the brush. You may have to do this several times for the water to run clear.
Shampoo: Shampoo is also great for cleaning brushes since it is used on hair. With Shampoo, get the brush wet and massage it into the brush, almost like you are washing your hair, really work it into the brush. Rinse and repeat as necessary until the water runs clear.
Dish Detergent: We have used Dawn Dish Detergent on our brushes due to its ability to get rid of oils, it works great! Just put some soap in the palm of your hand and circle the wet brush in the soap and rinse. Repeat until the water runs clear.
Also important is the handle of the brush! The part of the brush your hands touch the most also needs to be kept clean. We suggest putting a little Rubbing Alcohol on a paper towel and rubbing it along the handle. You can use a disinfectant wipe as well.
Our advice for drying brushes comes from Teenvogue.com with this great tip:
Gently use a towel to squeeze the water out of the brushes so they are not dripping. Then lay the towel flat on a table near the edge, lay your brushes on the towel with the brush part hanging off the table, this will protect the shape of the brush. Try to dry them near a window in the sunshine.