May 20, 2015
Today’s quick video, Makeup Brush Cleaning 101, shows you how to easily clean your brushes. How often should you clean your brushes? A few times a month should do the trick. However, if you are experiencing breakouts, be sure to clean them daily to be sure you are not spreading unwanted bacteria around.
We like Seventh Generation’s Lavender dish soap although any mild soap that’s good for the environment is good for your brushes. Speaking of brushes, we found EcoTools years ago and still love them. They’re cruelty-free with recycled aluminum ferrules and bamboo handles. Plus, they are easy to find and easy on the pocketbook. They wash up beautifully and don’t shed. Honestly, what’s not to love?
There are so many brushes available it can be mind-boggling. But, do not fear, we’ve made it easy by paring it down to four brushes that will more than cover all your needs. Let’s take a quick peek at how we use each brush (BTW these brushes are included in the Kari Gran Mineral Makeup Kit) .
- Mineral Foundation Brush (first and last step) – This is a great go-to brush for mineral makeup application. Not too small and not too big. We use it for foundation and setting powder.
- Eye shadow – This brush allows for a sheer sweep of shadow over the eye. The brush head is not dense which makes it easier to gradually build the amount of coverage you want.
- Concealer – with a denser brush head, this brush is great for spot concealing and using under the lower lash line and inner corner of the eye. We suggest concealing after foundation application.
- Mini Kabuki Brush – This brush works well for mineral blush application. You can also use for foundation/setting powder. If you start with blush, keep it for blush unless you wash it.