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Caring for Your Makeup Brushes


Makeup brushes are an essential, foundational piece of every woman’s makeup collection. If you were ever someone who applied makeup with sponges, or even your fingers, but have switched to brushes, you know just how important they are. They provide just the right amount of coverage and allow you to make your makeup look natural. They’re designed to fit the contours of the face, so foundation looks seamless, not patchy and rouge looks like a natural blush of the cheeks.


The right makeup brushes can be hard to find too. From synthetics to animal hair brushes, it can take time to find the ones that are exactly perfect for you and your skin. But once you find the right brushes, it’s very important to take care of them properly.

One vital element to properly caring for them is to have the right makeup brush holder. One of the best options is a plush, rolling case with a tie for them. These cases can easily be rolled up and carried in a purse or suitcase. Similar cases can be found at The Salon Outlet. These have separate slots for each brush so that any residual makeup doesn’t touch your other brushes and they don’t lie against each other and flatten the bristles.

But makeup residue on brushes can easily be eliminated by washing them regularly. Makeup isn’t the only thing that can be on your brushes. When you use them every day, germs and bacteria can build up in the bristles. Any place that sells makeup will have a brush cleaner that you can buy, but you can also wash your brushes with baby shampoo. Run the bristles under warm water, shampoo them, rinse and repeat at least every other week. Lay brushes on a towel to air dry.


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