Come on, let’s have a show of hands who does this already?
Do you wash your new makeup brushes before first using them?
I always make it a point to for basic cleanliness concerns, the same way I wash my new clothes before wearing them.
The primary reason is : You do not know where your brushes have been.
Yes they look new and pristine in their plastic packs, but really, do you know just where they have been? You don’t. They could have been lying in a box in some storeroom, or in a factory somewhere and you just don’t know what or who has been all over them.
I sometimes find that when I wash my brushes the first time, there might be some colour bleed or some stray bristles will fall out. Washing takes care of that initial fall out, so you don’t have to spend too much time picking off stray bristles from your face when you start using the brushes. I also sometimes get a glue smell from new brushes, that go away after the first wash.
I also just feel its cleaner, knowing I’ve washed them, before putting them near my face. Its a personal quirk 🙂
I use Johnson’s Baby Shampoo to wash my brushes and its served me well thus far 🙂
So do you wash your makeup brushes before first using them? If you don’t, will you? 😉