by McKenzie Renae of McKenzieRenae.tumblr.com 
Do You Know How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes?

Great skin starts with a fresh base. Many things can contribute to skin
issues, like constantly touching your face, not washing your face at
night, and even dirty makeup brushes.

Foundation and concealer brushes should be washed at least once a week
to prevent buildup of product. Because these tools are used on your face
regularly, the cleaner, the better. Brushes used on and around your
eyes should be cleaned at least twice a month and all other brushes are
safe for once a month.
Most of us are guilty of
not cleaning our makeup brushes enough, but that comes to an end now.
Here’s how it’s done — I’ll even bet you will see a difference in your
skin and the way your makeup looks once it’s applied.
What You Need:
Water
Gentle soap or brush cleaner. (I like Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo)
Your makeup brushes
How You Do It:
1. Wet the bristles with lukewarm water, cleaning one brush at a time.
2.
Place a drop of cleanser into the palm of your hand, and gently massage
the tips of the bristles in your palm. (Try one part baby shampoo and
four parts water)
3. IMPORTANT: Keep
the metal base of the brush head away from the soap and water. This can
cause bristles to loosen and shed from the glue at the base.
4. Rinse the bristles and squeeze out the extra moisture with a clean towel.
5.
Always reshape your brushes so they dry in their original form. Tip:
Hang the heads of the brush off the edge of a counter for maximum air
dry time, and to avoid any unnatural flat sides.
When To Get Rid Of Your Brushes:
When
the bristles start to fray, shed, or loose their shape. The right tools
are just as important in getting the look you want as the actual makeup
itself. They just won’t do the job if they are too pinched or
squashed. 

What are some of your favorite makeup brush sets?