Brush cleaning guide and tips

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So we already know from our earlier blog that cleaning your make-up brushes is pretty important if you want to avoid the horrors dirty brushes can bring. And cleaning your make-up brushes could not be easier with our 100% Natural Deep Cleaning Make-Up Brush Shampoo, but to help you get the best result, we have put together this full proof guide to scrubbing those bristles

 Natural Essentoils make up brush cleaning preparation

The very first thing to do when cleaning your brushes is to prepare an area to work. You will need space, a clean sink and a clean surface to dry your brushes, such as a towel. You should have your unwashed brushes ready in a place away from where your clean brushes will be, to avoid any contamination.

It is important that you shake your bottle of Deep Cleaning Make-Up Brush Shampoo before you start. This is because it only contains natural ingredients, so if the product is sat for a while the contents can start to layer. This is perfectly normal, but to get the best out of your brush shampoo we suggest giving it a good shake. You will find this also reinvigorates the Tea Tree and Lemony scent!

And wash your hands! There is no point cleaning your brushes with dirty hands!

You should start by selecting your first brush to clean, and dampening it with lukewarm water. The best way to do this is under a tap running gently. When the brush is wet apply a small amount of the shampoo onto the bristles. “What is a small amount?” we hear you cry, well the answer is just enough to lather the brush. The amount you need for a large powder brush and a small eye brush will be very different, so experiment with what works for you.

Massage the shampoo into the damp bristles. When the shampoo has lathered into the brush, rub the bristles from the base right up to the top. Pay extra attention to any really dirty spots.

When the brush looks clean, run it under the tap to rinse it thoroughly. To leave you brushes in the best condition for applying your make-up, it is really important you rinse off all traces of the shampoo. Once this is done, squeeze out any excess water. This will help the brush to dry more quickly.

Next, reshape the brush and lay it down on a clean surface to dry.

Your brushes are now as good as new!

- If you have a brush that hasn't been cleaned for a long time, or has some tough dried on liquid make-up, you may find after rinsing that you need to apply more shampoo and clean the bristles again. Keep going, it will come clean!

- When squeezing out the excess water from the brush, you may find it helps to use a towel or absorbent cloth.

- When the brush is dried, check for any spots you may have missed, and re-clean if necessary.

- Ideally you should clean your make-up brushes once a week. At the very least twice a month!

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