This Is Why You Clean Your Makeup Brushes

This is Why you wash makeup brushes

I have one very big pet peeve…ok, there might be more than one – especially when it comes to makeup – but I think it’s pretty fair to say that this is my biggest. Dirty brushes. I cannot stand it when I see dirty brushes. I’m not talking ‘just used’ type dirty, I’m talking using-the-same-dirty-brushes-on four-different-shoots-over-three-weeks type dirty. Yuck!

Professional settings aside, a few years ago I was going out for the night with a friend and we were doing our makeup at her place. She opened up her makeup bag, pulled out her makeup brushes and started to apply her eyeshadow. I wish I could say I was exagerating when I say that these brushes looked like they had been used to dust several filthy houses. I asked her when she had last washed her brushes, and she told me she’d never washed them. She’d owned those brushes for over six years.

So today I thought I would try to do a special effects tutorial at the same time as emphasising just how important it is to clean your makeup brushes.

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  1. Astrid says

    This is completely unrelated but i just finished reading Defiance! It was so exciting ive been reading all day, I loved it! When can I get the next book?

  2. Federica says

    uhhh…it looks so real!!!
    I got really worried for you when I saw the picture :-(
    …well done then!