Makeup Brush Cleaner Bar X Jewel Unique
So don't judge me, but I was never one to really be proactive when it came to cleaning my makeup brushes. To be honest, I don't honestly remember the last time I actually took the time to clean any of my brushes. Not because I don't know how to, but more along the lines of me just being lazy. Well, once I started to realize that my face was breaking out, even after I started eliminating things from my diet, I knew the next thing on my "get that glo" checklist was to clean my makeup brushes!
Seriously when I sat and thought about how unclean I was being by not cleaning my brushes, I lowkey threw up in my mouth. Practically a years worth of product build up was packed onto my brushes. So every time I would apply makeup, I would actually be applying a mixture of old and new makeup along with a side of germs. Well after doing some research and looking into the benefits of cleaning your makeup brushes, I told myself I would do better.
TOP 5 REASONS TO CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES
Acne prevention - Whenever you use your makeup brushes, they are collecting everything that is on your face — oil, dead skin cells, dust, and anything else clinging to your skin. This is a recipe for disaster (or rather, acne). Every time you use a dirty brush, you are wiping this disgusting combination all over your face, clogging your pores as a result.
Better color application - Dirty brushes are also ineffective for applying color precisely. With old makeup caked on your brushes, you are unable to get the look you’re going for, whether that is naturally blended contour or a dramatic eyeshadow.
Maintain soft brushes - Dirty brushes become more abrasive and dry as they become more caked with product and debris from your face. In turn, this irritates your skin. Cleaning your brushes regularly keeps them soft enough to not cause damage to your face.
Avoid germs - Dirty makeup brushes are also a breeding ground for bacteria. Not only is this terrible for your face, it also is bad for your makeup products. Transferring all this bacteria to your products taints them, and what should have lasted you a year will spoil within months.
Longer lasting brushes - When you clean your brushes regularly, you are preserving them. The more frequently you clean them, the longer your investment will last.
A while ago, when I went to a beauty event, I came across Jewel Unique, a dope entrepreneur who said she had the key to cleaning makeup brushes. She had recently finished concocting the perfect mixture of ingredients and came up with her famous Makeup Brush Cleaner Bar. It consists of Canola Oil, Coconut Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, HydratedPalm Kemel Oil, Sunflower Seed Seed Oil and Castor Seed Oil. It smelled good and was only $10 so I said I would test it out! And yep, I am definitely a fan. My brushes are not only clean, but they feel softer than they did before I washed them and to top it off, I haven't had any other random breakouts, #smallwins.
If you were like me, and haven't cleaned your makeup brushes, since forever, please stop what you're doing and run to the nearest sink immediately with all brushes in hand and get to work! I highly recommend using the Makeup Brush Cleaner Bar for starters. However, there are tons of cleaners out on the market to try along with a few inexpensive home remedies below.