It’s time to clean your makeup brushes and we have the absolute best way to get your brushes looking brand new! Makeup products like ours contain no water. Instead you’ll only find nourishing butters, waxes and oils in our products. Because of this, the best way to remove the makeup from our brushes is using another oil first and then washing with a cleanser. You may have heard of the double cleanse method for your face, this is the exact same just applied to makeup brushes.
But first, let's understand why it's so important to clean your brushes in the first place.
Skin Health: Makeup brushes accumulate dirt, oils, bacteria, and ofcourse makeup. If you don't clean them regularly, these things can transfer to your skin causing irritation, breakouts and infections. Keeping your brushes clean is essential to good skin health.
Your Makeup Products Will Last Longer: If you are the type to dip your brush directly into the makeup jar make sure you are cleaning your brushes on the regular. Bacteria and oils from your skin can get on your brush and contaminate your makeup, causing it to deteriorate more quickly. Clean brushes help extend the lifespan of your cosmetics.
Brush Longevity: Regularly cleaning and caring for your brushes can extend their lifespan. Dirty brushes can become stiff, brittle, or misshapen over time, making them less effective for makeup application.
Now onto the Good Stuff.
How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes Using the Double Cleanse Method.
Step 1: Gather all the supplies you will need.
•2 small clean bowls
•1/4 cup of coconut oil or olive oil
•Your favorite non- toxic gentle cleaner or shampoo (I love Branch Basics or Under Luna shampoo)
•Warm water to rinse
•Clean, dry paper towels or cloth towels
Step 2: Melt 1/4 cup of coconut oil in your small clean bowl. The oil should be warm as this will aid cleaning.
Step 3: Dip your brush into the oil, making sure the bristles are fully coated. Gently swirl around the bowl. You can use your fingers to gently swirl and agitate the bristles in the oil. Focus on the areas with makeup buildup. You will begin to see makeup coming off into the oil.
*You may need to repeat this process several times depending on how much makeup buildup is in the brush. You can also wipe excess/oil makeup off from the brush on a paper towel as you go.
Step 4: After cleaning the brush with oil, rinse it under warm running water. At this point most of the makeup should be removed from the brush. Continue rinsing until the water runs clear.
Step 5: Take another clean bowl and pour in your favorite non-toxic cleanser or shampoo. Mix with a little warm water. Dip the rinsed, oil cleansed brush in the cleanser and gently swirl around the bowl. Use your fingers to help. This step helps to remove all of the oil and remaining makeup if any.
Step 6: Rinse with warm water and repeat if you feel necessary.
Step 7: Take a clean paper towel or towel and blot any excess water from your brush. Lay flat to dry
Your brushes will be just like brand new!
If you are more of a visual learner check out our latest step by step reel on Instagram HERE