Make-up Sponge, powder brush, eyelash brush or eyeshadow brush – the beauty junkies among us know what I’m talking about: the make-up tools that are in daily use by so many of us.  To be fully efficient, they need regular cleasning.

How often should you clean cosmetic brushes? 

In general, I advise you to clean all brushes and tools from the standard repertoire once a week, because not only make-up remains; blushes and powders are collected in the make-up utensils, but also dirt and dust.  Meanwhile, the market offers plenty of cleaning accessories but I’m old-fashion and just use my shampoo.  This has proven itself, costs nothing extra and works great.  What’s good for the hair can not be bad for brush hair, I think.

How to

My Saturday Brush Cleansing Routine is quite simple.  Since I always wipe out excess powder or make-up remnants immediately after use, the hairs on my brushes are not glued, which makes the cleansing more easy.  I then hold the brush one after the other, simply under lukewarm water.  In the middle of the hand is the mild shampoo and then I massage it with my fingers until it foams up.  Then I rinse the brush thoroughly with warm water.  If the stains are persistent, I repeat the process and wash the brush until it shines again in its original color.  Sponges I treat basically the same way.  You may additionally take a water bath in the wash basin, so that the residues can already dissolve well.  Prewash could be called that too.  Then I stretch out the sponge in the shampoo foam bath until the water becomes clear again and the sponge is clean.



Dry well

When the coarsest moisture is wiped off, I put the tools overnight to dry on a towel, which I fold in a way so that the bristle head is slightly lowered.  This has the advantage that the rest of the water can drain well.  No go: dont‘ put them up with the brush to top after cleansing, as the still remaining water runs in the Metal closure and shortens unnecessarily the service life of your tools.


Unconditional note:

who suffers from skin diseases or acne, must clean brushes and all other tools after each application, in order to avoid reputting old bacteria or germs with the next make-up.

Beauty dictionary: Brushes most needed

It can really take you some time to find out, which brush or tool works best for which application or effect wanted. For this reason, I described in detail in two posts some time ago which brush is for what.  The message is easy: do not buy anything, but first know exactly what is needed for which application. The brushes, which I have presented in the posts, come from the house of Brigitta B. Behrends, who not only creates the great make-up line  but also these fantastic brushes. All together for a perfect makeup 40 plus. At the same time, all her brushes are of selected, finest quality and are made exclusively by hand.

To quickly call that „what – where – how to“ to mind, here are the sketches:

Augen auf

Eyes on youEyes on you



A Post in Cooperation with Brigitta B. Behrends



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