Clean Makeup Brushes – Easy Tips & Techniques For Cleaning & Caring For Professional Makeup Brushes
Executive Summary about Professional Cosmetics by K Walsh
Taking good care of your new cosmetic brush set will prolong the life of the brushes. Makeup brushes are an investment and if you clean makeup brushes on a regular basis they can last indefinitely.
Basic Makeup Brush Cleaning:
Daily cleaning is a necessity if you are a makeup artist and will be using your professional makeup brushes on clients.
• Spray both sides of the brush with a makeup brush cleaner.
• Take a paper towel and wipe the brush. You should continue wiping the brush until the paper towel is clean and you can’t see any makeup or color being transferred from the brush to the paper towel.
• Pour your favorite makeup brush cleaner directly onto the paper towel.
• Start by wetting the brush hair.
• Be careful when rinsing your brush so that only the brush bristles are under the water. ** Turn the brush upside down and place the brush handle between the palm of your two hands.
• Spin the brush between your palms so that the brush fibers spin and release the water.
• Use your fingers to reshape the brush.
• Lay the brush handle on a counter top, vanity, bureau or anyplace where the brush handle can lay flat and the brush bristles can hang over the counter. Let the brush dry completely overnight.
• Dip the brush hair into the water and shampoo mixture.
Professional Makeup Brushes – Natural Vs Synthetic Fibers and How to Choose the Best Cosmetic Brush
Goat hair is the most common fiber used for makeup brushes. Sable Hair:
Sable hair is soft and fine and makeup brushes made of this hair typically have pointy tips.
The tips tend to be less pointy than brushes made from squirrel hair. Pony hair is a versatile fiber and is good for powder, blush and eyeshadow makeup brushes.
Squirrel hair is the softest natural hair type. This softness typically makes squirrel hair brushes the most luxurious and also the most expensive brushes.
Squirrel Mix/Squirrel Blend:
Makeup brushes made with a mix of squirrel and other natural fibers are a more affordable alternative to pure squirrel brushes.
Synthetic makeup brushes are made of nylon, which is less absorbent than natural hair fibers. Synthetic brushes typically do not last as long as natural fiber brushes.
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