Caring For Makeup Brushes - Face - iVillage Beauty Makeup Studio

Remember these four easy tips to keep your makeup brushes at the ready:

TIP 1 Wash your brushes thoroughly every three months. If someone else uses your brushes, wash them before you use them again.

TIP 2 Use different brushes for light and dark shades. There is nothing more frustrating in makeup application than getting a dark patch when you thought you were applying a highlight shade.

TIP 3 There are professional brush cleansers on the market, but they can be harsh. To avoid irritation, use your daily cleanser to wash your brushes. That way there is less chance for an allergic reaction to a detergent product.

TIP 4 Reshape your brushes after washing, and let them dry thoroughly before reusing them. If bristles frizz and begin to shed, it's time for a new brush.

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