I’ve always preferred to apply my makeup with brushes, but I also know that the brushes collect a lot of bacteria as you’re applying product to them and then rubbing it all over your face which is then collecting more bacteria. So I get a bit weird about using dirty brushes on my faces, which is why I wash mine every night. Which might seem a little excessive.. I’m not likely to wash the eye brushes every day but my foundation & contour brushes do get cleaned every day.
I never knew that baby shampoo worked so well to keep your makeup brushes clean, it really gets rid of all the product in the brushes and ensures they’re the colour that they should be! I tend to pour some into my hand and then gently rub the brushes into the shampoo, I wouldn’t go to crazy and it’s important to be gentle as sometimes if you’re not careful it might actually end up damaging the brushes.
You pretty much need to run the brush under warm water, make sure you don’t get too much water directly into the brush head so it’s best to keep it an angle. I always rub the brush around my palm to get rid of any excess water before drying it off and shaping it with a towel and then just leave it too dry.
I go through the same process for pretty much all my brushes. And as I mentioned I won’t wash my eye brushes everyday as they don’t get as much use. I would say that cleaning your base brushes for your face is important, if you suffer from breakouts or acne then having dirty brushes might be something that is making the break out worse, especially if you notice it in certain areas of your face.
I have also tried this with other shampoos but I would have to say baby shampoo is the best – it’s gentle enough to not damage the brushes but still gets them completely clean and I hate the idea of a fragranced brush all over my face in the morning so the scent from the baby shampoo is bearable!