The Top Makeup Brush Cleaners and Why You Need OneA guide to saving your face from a dirty brush, how to clean a makeup brush, and the tools you need to keep makeup brushes germ free.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Imagine a painter didn't clean his brushes. The colors would blur, the shapes fall apart, and the artwork result would become a mess. Now, look at your makeup brushes! Every morning, afternoon touch up, and night time look has you caking on product, powder, and pigment onto these brushes. They are the centerpiece of your beauty routine and have front row access to your face. As well as makeup pigment and product, makeup brushes catch oil, dirt, and grime from your skin every time you use them. Even if you wash your face and follow your skin cleansing routine religiously, you will still be delivering that grime straight back into your pores if you don't give your brushes a thorough cleanse too. You might even find that persistent breakouts start to clear up soon as you tackle your makeup bag brush collection. What happens if I DON'T clean my brushes? Yikes! Not cleaning your brush is committing a cardinal sin in the skincare game. But if you need more convincing read on! 1. Bacteria Build-Up. Bacteria can be healthy (like the stuff you find in Yoghurt), or it can be downright gross. Bacteria in makeup brushes is the second kind. Bacteria build-up in a brush means you're spreading acne-causing nastiness all over your skin!2. Breakouts. Brushes pick up dead cells, excess oil, and other germs (like the bacteria above) and deliver them straight back onto your skin. This can mean breakouts, clogged pores, and redness. 3. Irritated SkinYour skin doesn't like foreign substances or build-ups. It wants a pleasant, calm, slightly acidic atmosphere without harsh scrubbing or dirt smothering it. Unfortunately, not washing your brushes contributes to both these things! Cleaning your brushes leaves the bristles soft and supple, delivering a gentler experience and saving your skin from irritation. 4. Viral InfectionsWe've seen enough photos of pink eye to understand why cleaning your brush instead of sharing is a good option. 5. Muddy Makeup ApplicationThe end goal of makeup brushes is to help application. It's to make you look and feel your best. And grimy brushes can't do this! This is especially true with beauty blenders and contouring brushes. Keep them clean, or your contour will get mean! How to Clean Makeup Brushes?Cleaning your makeup brushes is a bit time consuming, so set aside half an hour and make sure you give a few hours for the brushes to completely dry. Start by adding a dollop of gentle shampoo/dishwashing soap/makeup cleaner into a small bowl of warm water. Swirl around your brushes, massaging as you go to remove gunk. Once done, let air dry for a few hours. While you do need specialized tools for a truly deep clean, this process is a great starting point. For beauty blenders, it's a little bit harder. Try using a Beauty Blender Cleanser, like this one at Sephora. Submerge your blender for a few minutes in warm water, dap dry with a paper towel, and allow it to dry. To truly clean, you will need to microwave the blender for a few seconds to kill the last of any bacteria (or bugs).
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beautyblenderBlendercleanser SolidThe Best Cleaning Tools for Makeup Brushes!For a truly deep clean, you are going to need specialized equipment. To help you make an informed brush cleaning choice, we've listed our five favorite tools to help deep clean your makeup brushes! Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning MatWhat is a makeup brush cleaning mat? It's a clever rubber mat that uses different textures to clean every brush in your repertoire. Simply sweep the brushes over the mat with a makeup brush cleanser or baby shampoo, give it a rinse, and you're done! It's quick, easy, and effective, and is sure to help with your makeup cleaning routine! The downside is now waiting for the brushes to dry. StylPro Makeup Brush Cleaner Dryer
STYLIDEASStylpro OriginalThe StylPro is as new-wave as a makeup brush cleaner can get! StylPro Makeup Brush Cleaner and Dryer makes brush cleaning super quick, simple, and offers a seriously deep clean. To start with, you attach your brush to the handy and versatile brush spinning device. Then simply dip into a cleansing solution, and spin away to deeply clean and then dry your brush. Voila! Done and dry in seconds. The internet and beauty experts love this device, and we agree! It makes cleaning a breeze and delivers visible results. Plus, it means you don't have to wait hours for your brushes to dry! The StylPro takes your brushes from dirty to clean and dry in under 30 seconds. Sigma Dry’n Shape Tower Face and Eyes
SIGMADry'n Shape SpaAfter washing, it's super important to allow your brushes to dry, reshaping them as you go. However, this can be a minefield. Any water or moisture left in the bristles will attract bacteria, starting the whole cycle again! Enter the Sigma Dry’n Shape Tower, which allows brushes to hang upside down and drain naturally and fully. It also features a great set of straps to shape the brushes on the go, leaving your bristles smooth, centered, and in place. Ms Dear Color Removal SpongeWith over a thousand 5 star reviews on Amazon, this color removal sponge is a fabulous on-the-go alternative to a deep clean. The sponge works to remove pigment, excess product, and dead skin cells from a brush. How? Simply run the brush across its surface, and you're ready to go! Some Final Tips to Keep Makeup Brushes Germ FreeYou should be washing your brushes weekly if you use makeup every day. If this is too much, try monthly and let your brushes air out after each usage. Try Investing in a Daily Brush Cleaner, like this one sold by Sephora. Simply spritz on after daily use to keep your brushes fresh.
SEPHORA COLLECTIONDaily Brush CleanerHowever, you choose to go about cleaning your brushes, keeping the backbone of your makeup routine clean and fresh will do wonders for your skin and application. Let us know how you liked these tools and if you have any brush cleaning hacks we missed! For more advice on makeup brushes, cleaning, and skincare, check out Cherie's latest articles.
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are pore bubbling masks worth it? 🧼🛁💬
since COVID has started, I know many people are on new (or refining old) skincare journeys and I’ve recently been experiencing some dryness/dehydrating as the winter rolls around, which also aggravates my already oily skin. I’ve worked in the beauty industry for a while and also was formerly an esthetician, so I can get picky with skincare and ingredients. ‼️for reference, my skin type is: combo (oily/dehydrated), formerly acneic, hyperpigmentation prone, and sensitive 🔬I’ve used Dr. Jart in the past and love that it’s a Korean, science-backed brand so I was stoked to try this Porecting Solution Mask! this mask promises fresh, clear glowing skin that deeply cleanses and purifies pores. the mask contains charcoal and saponine, which creates the bubbling effect you see in the above photo. this product does not contain sulfates, paragons, are phthalates. 🛁when I first took it out of its package, I thought there were *two* masks per package instead of one, but if you read the instructions, there’s actually a “mask film” on the actual mask itself that you’re supposed to remove, so make sure to do that! the actual mask is thick and full of product while the mask film is thinner and lighter in color. the directions also give you a tip to massage the mask to release the bubbling/foaming effect - I did this mask with my mom at the same time in separate rooms and she totally didn’t read the instructions so her mask didn’t bubble at all, so I would suggest to definitely massage the mask. 💬I left it on for 20 minutes and it continued to bubble about 5-10 minutes in, then stopped bubbling. you can hear the bubbles pop as the mask sits on your face, which is kinda weird but cool. the mask didn’t slip off AT ALL which is also a huge, even when I put a sweatshirt on over my head. after taking it off, the serum took about another 10 minutes to soak into my skin and my face felt super smooth and my pores looked tighter and more clean. I have a few sebaceous filaments on my nose that I sometimes pick at and as I was rubbing the serum into my skin, I saw that some of the sebaceous filaments on my nose were sloughing off (which is gross, but speaks to how well the product worked)! overall, I would definitely recommend and use this again! if you have oily skin or otherwise clogged pores, sebaceous filaments, blackheads, etc. I would suggest this for you. even if you have dry/normal skin, this would be a good option since my skin didn’t feel dried out at all afterward, even in my dry spell now, and felt rather hydrated and plump. five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Y’all...I done made me a tiky tok 🤣 The full vid was 13 mins honestly and I had to cut out a lot nonsense to get to 60 seconds. Anyways, my full face is very simple and light. Foundation: Fenty Beauty Hydrsting Foundation in 410FENTY BEAUTY - Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear Foundation (im a little unsure what my color is cause it’s literally so many to choose from but I’m also two toned in a sense lol) Concealer: ELF Hydrating Camo Concealer in Deep Cinnamon (skin tone color to cover blemishes) & Deep Caramel to highlight. e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer Setting powder: REVOLUTION - Bake And Blot Pressed Powder in Banana Contour/bronzer: e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer Deep Chestnut... i think I’ll double check also I used Juvia's PLACE - The Warrior Eyeshadow Palette the shade “Nanu” as bronzer powder. Highlighter: MACx Teyana Taylor in shade “House of Petunia” Lip Stick: MACx Teyana Taylor in the shade “ I got a man” Setting Spray: NYX - Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray I like this because it doesn’t give me a completely matte finish but my makeup also stays put Lip Liner:KKW BEAUTY - KKW BEAUTY Nude Lip Liner in NUDE 3 My favvvvvv lip liner ever Lip gloss: any beauty supply gloss lol Eyeliner:SEPHORA COLLECTION - 12hr Colorful Contour Eyeliner in black Mascara: e.l.f. - Volumizing Mascara Eyelashes is extensions That’s all folksssss 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖
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