I decided it's about time I cleaned my makeup brushes, it's only been about 5 years or so, disgraceful I know. At first I thought I should just buy new ones, but then my mother insisted I could just wash them and they'd be good as new. So smart that lady :-) Washing my makeup brushes seemed like sound advice, so I went for it.
Note to my fellow bombshells: do NOT do this right after cleaning your sinks, otherwise you'll just have to clean them again (a lesson I learned a little too late).
STEP 1: Fill sink with warm water & hand soap (the water was clear when I started, yikes)
STEP 2: Add brushes/makeup pads and let them soak
STEP 3: Use your hands to ring out water /makeup on pads, rinse and repeat until clean
(for brushes, I swirled them around in the water so I didn't ruin the bristles)
STEP 4: Set pads/brushes on a towel and let air dry (this takes about 24-48 hours)
When you're brushes are dry, you won't believe how incredibly silk smooth they are....AND bacteria free (yay!). Makeup artist Rachel Devine of Ontario suggests doing this every 2 weeks. I think that's a little excessive, but certainly more than every 5 years would be best (oopsie). Rachel also suggests throwing out you mascara every 3 months (another thing this bombshell fails to do). Sigh. Maybe that'll be my New Year's resolution :-) Having clean brushes can help reduce breakouts (I almost typed breakups...now wouldn't that be nice) by eliminating bacteria and it also allows your makeup to go on smoother... and who doesn't want that?!?
|Clean Brushes = Clean Skin|
Brush off that old makeup and clean your beauty tools bombshells!
XOXOX The BoiseBombshell
PS: The 70th Annual Golden Globes are Sunday, January 13th on NBC 8ET/5PT, MARK YOUR CALENDARS!