Makeup brushes are an investment and I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t want to protect their investments. But here’s the thing, if you show your brushes lots of tender loving care they’ll last you for decades, and the best way to do that is by washing them regularly. I know. I know. It’s literally the last thing people want to do and is always being pushed down the to do list but I’m here to help with a few handy tips.
There are just a few things to remember and they’ll last for years. Wash them regularly. Use warm water and a soap that’s made for washing brushes. Lay them flat to dry so the glue that holds the handle and the ferrule (the metal ring between the hair and the handle) together doesn’t get damaged and that the glue adhering the hair to the ferrules doesn’t either.
As far as technique goes, it’s pretty simple. I run the brush head under the warm water and then swirl it directly onto the soap, rinsing, swirling, rinsing, swirling until the water/soap runs clear. Then I give it one last rinse so there’s no soap residue, gently squeeze the hairs and lay it flat to dry. Easy peasy. I promise if you show your brushes love they show it right back by lasting a life time.