How to clean makeup brushes!
After you collect all your supplies mix the water, alcohol, dish soap, shampoo and conditioner in a bowl. Using a funnel (or a steady hand) pour the mixture into your container. I prefer a spray bottle. It just makes things easier when it comes to cleaning your brushes. Below is how it looks when all mixed up, nothing fancy but works great.
Once the cleaner is bottled and ready to go then you can start cleaning your brushes. Spray on a napkin or towel and swoosh your brushes back and forth or around in circles for larger ones until no more product comes off. If your brushes are super dirty then you may need more than one napkin.
For a monthly deep clean you can take warm water, lather your brushes with baby shampoo and rinse until all traces of soap are removed. Squeeze out water and shape your brush, towel dry any excess and leave to dry on a towel overnight. You will also want to set the towel up at an angle so that you can leave your brushes angled towards their bristles. This will prevent any damage to your handles.
Lipstick brushes can be a little tricky because of all the sticky mess they can create. You can wash those with a gentle wash that you use to clean your face or olive oil works great too. I like to use my philosophy purity makeup cleanser I use on my face.
When your brushes start shedding and the bristles frizz, it’s time to replace with new ones.
Cleaning your brushes regularly and taking care of them will make them last longer, which in turn saves you money from having to purchase new ones. Over time your brushes will get oily from rubbing on your face so cleaning them makes application easier and does the job you want it to do. It also saves your face from getting nasty breakouts because yes, dirty brushes carry bacteria.