Cleaning makeup brushes is as important as washing your hands. Brushes are harbingers for germs, bacteria, dirt, and grime, which in turn can make you sick, give you infections, and cause breakouts.
How to clean
Clean makeup brushes about once every two weeks using either shampoo or a brush cleanser. Make sure not to use bar or hand soaps which will strip the brushes.
1 Wet the brush and dip it into a small bowl with the brush cleanser or shampoo and warm water. Use 1 ½ cups of water to one teaspoon of shampoo.
2 Rinse the brush under the faucet until thoroughly clean. Then squeeze and towel dry.
3 Reshape the bristles.
4 Lay flat to air dry. Do not stand the brushes up to dry, as this will cause mold and bacteria growth.