HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR BRUSHES
Properly caring for your brushes will help maintain the high quality for several years. There are three ways to clean your brushes;
Daily brush care
After each use tap of any excess powder and wipe off any excess product by gently wiping the brush with a tissue. Avoid rubbing the brush to hard in both directions on the tissue for this may harm the hairs. When wiped after each use you will seldom need to wash your brush.
Cleaning your brushes with soap and water
Wash your brush with warm water with a mild fragrance free soap. Dip the brush in the water up to the ferrule. Lather by wiping the brush on the soap in one direction. Rinse with warm water after cleansing and squeeze out any excess water from the bottom to the tip of the brush. Gently arrange the shape of the make up brush with your fingertips and leave flat to air dry on a towel.
After cleaning your brush, do not let it sit in water, as this can warp the wooden handles over time. Also take care to not allow water into the top of the ferrule as this can deteriorate the glue which will cause seperation from the brush head and the handle.
Cleaning your brushes with brush cleanser
Brush cleanser is a good way to disinfect your brushes and clean them in a short amount of time. However brush cleanser contains alcohol, which can cause the natural hairs of your make-up brush to weaken and become porous, which may result in breakage of the hairs. It is therefore important that you always dilute your brush cleanser with water.
For light cleansing;
Use a spray bottle to mix the brush cleanser and water (1/3 brush cleanser, with 2/3 water), spray the solution on a tissue and gently wipe the brush along the tissue.
For thorough cleansing;
Mix the brush cleanser and water in a small container (1/3 brush cleanser, with 2/3 water). Make sure you do not dip your brush past the ferrule in the solution, for this can cause the glue to dissolve.