How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Clean your makeup brushes regularly!

Not only does it helps your makeup go on smoother, but it will get rid of old oxidized makeup that’s going back into your skin- which will make your makeup look too orange or pink. It will also help reduce breakouts.
Dirty brushes will harbor bacteria which can cause breakouts, or even skin irritations.

All you have to do is use your shampoo, and massage your brushes with it, and watch all the product come out in the sink. Every few times you can also use a conditioner to soften your brushes.


When drying them, lay them flat like in this picture, if you put them upright in a container the water will drip down into the base where the bristles are attached and can wreck the bond and you will have lots of hairs fall out. You can leave them in a room with a heater, not don’t put them in front of it, especially if you have synthetic brushes as the hairs will frizzle!

You can do this weekly or monthly depending on how often you wear makeup. I recommend foundation/concealer brushes be cleaned more often as they can become really hard to get out.

On a daily basis, you can use a brush cleaner, there are heaps of different ones. All pretty much the same ingredients, isopropyl alcohol and something to make them smell less potent. So If you don’t have a lot of money you can get the isopropyl spray from Bunnings for about $6.

I use a little bit of makeup remover and the spray on a tissue and rub my foundation/concealer brushes or anything that had a strong colour on them to clean them. For powder/blush/eye brushes I just use the spray on a tissue. You should do that every time after you use your brushes.

10 Easy Steps To Rehydrate Your Face

  1. Get 2 teaspoons and go throw them in the freezer for later and have a big glass of water. If you have it, then have coconut water,or a drink high in electrolytes.
  2. Now I want you to go take your makeup off. If you did last night, then good job! But I still want you to go wash your face again with warm water. Once everything is off your face, splash it with cold water to reduce puffiness and wake yourself up. Soak some tea bags in cold water, and apply them to your eye area for a few minutes, the caffeine will help reduce and treat the puffiness.
  3. If you have a facial serum or hydrating toner use that, and then moisturise your face- preferably with a hydrating moisturiser.
  4. Take the spoons out of the freezer and place them over your eyes to reduce the puffiness, and wake up.
  5. This is the time for your tinted moisturiser or bb cream. It will even out your complexion without being too heavy on your skin, which will give it time to rehydrate! Anything too heavy or matte will just make you look more dry and dehydrated.
  6. Use only as much concealer as you need, focusing on the inner eye area, and ‘ring’ under the eye, and if you have it, opt for a light reflecting formula so you don’t need to use as much.
  7. Use some blush or bronzer to add colour back into your face and fool people into thinking you’re feeling nice and awake.
  8. Avoid too much black around your eyes as it will make them look heavier, which is the last thing you want to do right now. Use a white, or flesh colored eye pencil in the water line to take away any red, and lots of volumising or curling black mascara on your upper lashes to open up your eyes. Skip the bottom lashes as it will cause a shadow and potentially draw attention to your under eye area.
  9. Avoid any matte lipsticks today, use a lip balm or moisturising lippy/gloss. If your lips aren’t dry and flaky, you can bring attention to them (and away from tired eyes) with a non matte, bright lipstick.
  10. Get a big bottle, fill it with water, and take it with you everywhere today!

Hope this helps you feel a little more human, and a little less walking dead!