I’m talking brushes

 

Last week it was all about what brushes to buy. All the details are here. We’re back chatting to Debbie from VanityX on how your care for your brushes.

 

Here’s what Debbie  has to say;

 

It’s so important you care for your brushes. They can last so long if you do. Some of my favorite brushes are 14 years old!

 

Artists obviously need to wash/clean and sterilize their brushes after every use. Although for the everyday person, every two weeks would be enough and should be manageable.

 

I recommend you use baby shampoo with hot water to clean your brushes and a sterilizing agent to sanitize or sterilize them like surgical spirits mixed with water, spritzed onto your brushes.

 

Below is a step by step guide you can use to help you look after your brushes:

 

Debbie’s Guide:

 

You will need: A shallow bowl, Baby shampoo, your sink, a lint free cloth

  • Begin by running your brushes under lukewarm water; rinsing out all of the residual makeup. Try to focus on the actual bristles while avoiding the part of the brush where handle meets the head, as this can loosen the glue over time.
  • Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and a squirt of shampoo and gently swirl your brush tip in the water. If you need to, you can also swirl the brush in the palm of your hand to work up lather.
  • Rinse the brush tip under running water once again. Repeat steps two and three until the water runs clear from the brush.
  • Reshape your bristles.
  • Lay your brushes flat on a cloth to dry. Ideally leave the brush head jutting out over the edge of a counter to allow air to circulate.

 

Easy peasy.

 

Don’t forget  Crownbrush who supply VanityX students with their brushes have kindly give all SuziSays a 15% discount just use the code vanityx2017 at the checkout CROWNBRUSH 

OR, if you’re like me lazy and LOVE  a gadget I spotted this  STYLE PRO brush cleaner while watching Meaghers Pharmacy Snapchat  – which by the way is a must follow.

 

S xx