Washing your makeup brushes is never fun but it can be easy. The benefits of de-gunking your brushes are pretty obvious; cleansing and toning your skin only to rub in yesterday’s skin cells, germs and general skankiness is probably not a great idea. But cleaning your brushes every time you use them…ain’t nobody got time for that. Or so I used to think. One of the many things I’ve learnt from the lovely makeup artists I’ve worked with on shoots is that, provided you give your brushes a “deep” clean reasonably regularly (once or twice a month), you can get away with a quick “spray and wipe” clean daily. Trust me, once you have what you need this is seriously manageable.
How to do it: Get in the habit of doing this one daily. Before you chuck your brushes back into their case give them a light spray with the alcohol (aim for slightly damp rather than soaked) and wipe them across a makeup cleansing wipe. Don't forget the handles, the boozy treat disinfects nicely.