Righty then ladies, time for us to tell the truth.
Do you honestly, hand on your heart swear that you wash your makeup brushes after every single use? This, whether using cream, liquid or powder makeup.
After. Every. Single. Use.
Honestly? ;) I was thinking about this after reading some of your comments and fears or concerns about using a brush to apply your foundation and I wanted to know what the general opinion was. Naturally, you get my honest opinion too! ;)
Well, I don’t.
I think ideally, we are supposed to do so, especially if we use liquid or cream products like foundation and concealer. This is something that is drilled into most of us – wash your makeup brushes! Every beauty blogger tells you that but hmm… how honest is everyone at doing it? ;)
Truth to tell, I’m a right slacker when it comes to washing my makeup brushes. Sure, I do it and if I’m hardworking about it, I do it once a week. But if I forget to do it on a weekend, there it stays until the next weekend.
From a hygiene point of view, its yucks, isn’t it? That explains why I do have a myriad of brushes that serve a similar purpose :P Its to tide me over the times when my brushes start looking skanky and yucky.
So, how do I change eye colours or cheek colours daily? Won’t the colours be muddy and awful switching from one colour to a different colour day to day? Here’s a quick trick you can employ if you are faced in this situation (applicable when using powder products. It doesn’t work with cream or liquid stuff).
- Take a clean piece of tissue paper.
- Run your eye or cheek brush over the tissue paper a few times until the colour lightens or until there is no colour on the tissue.
- Use as normal
I use this little trick because I don’t wear the same eye or cheek colour every day and this allows me to use my favourite eye and cheek brushes daily until the next wash. Besides, I do wonder if washing a brush that often can be good for it?
I have read of people using brush cleaners on a daily basis – you can get them from most makeup brands, MAC being a popular one. They dry quickly so you can wash them in the evening and have clean brushes for the morning. Some people make their own and yet others use wet wipes or makeup remover wipes (instead of tissue paper) and run their brushes over them as I’ve outlined above.
What do you do? Do you do a big brush wash once a week or when the blue moon shines? Or do you wash them daily after every use?
Personally, because I’m the only one using my brushes, I am not too fussed if I don’t wash them everyday. If you share your brushes (and you should not be doing that!) then yes, washing them after every use will be a wise move.