How to clean your makeup tools

16th May 2016
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Makeup Brushes

 

 

How often:
Once a week

What you will need:
A gentle cleanser, like baby shampoo, something that isn’t to fragrant as this may irritate your skin.
How to clean:

In the palm of your hand, dispense a few drops of your chosen cleanser, wet your brushes and then swirl the brushes around in your palm, back and forth so the cleanser works well into the bristles. Once the water is clear, rinse the brushes thoroughly. Dry your brushes flat, with the bristles hanging over an edge, this is so the moisture doesn’t cause any damage to the bristles.

Makeup sponges and Beauty Blenders

 

How often:
After every use is best, especially if you have sensitive or problematic skin.

What you will need:
A sulfate free soap is best to clean your sponges with, the less sudsy the better as too much soap is harder to wring out of your sponge.

How to clean:
Add water to your sponge, then rub your sponge along the soap to create a lather. Rinse and repeat until your sponge is clean, then squeeze your sponge into a clean towel then let it air dry.

Tweezers

How often:
After each use.

What you will need:
Rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball/pad.

How to clean:
Dampen the cotton ball with the rubbing alcohol and wipe along the tips of your tweezers and this will keep them free from bacteria particles that can weaken the grip and also can easily transfer germs to the sensitive eye area.

Eyeliner Sharpener

 

 

How often:
Once a week.

What you will need:
Cotton bud and some rubbing alcohol.

How to clean:
Empty the sharpener of any shavings. Then dip your cotton bud into the rubbing alcohol and work it around the edges of the blade to remove any remnants that can spread and cause bacteria to your lip or eye pencils.

Eyelash Curler

How often:
Once a week.

What you will need:
Cotton pad and makeup remover.

How to clean:
Wipe down the rubber pads of your curler with the cotton pad and makeup remover, this will help to loosen any old mascara build up, that can be transferred back onto your lashes, then to finish rinse off your curler under warm water.

Feature image credit: Adrienne Hoffman on Flickr

16th May 2016
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About Nadia

Lover of pink blush and braids with an overflowing wardrobe of black outfits and chokers. I’m 27 years young. Love, love, love anything to do with beauty, hair and fashion; not to mention new trends that are coming in, no matter how quirky some of them are. I have a beautiful 7 year old daughter and I live in Essex.