Makup Monday ~ Brush it off
First off how often should you clean your brushes?
Foundation brushes - Once to twice a week
Finishing and bronzing brushes - Once a week
Blush brushes - Once a week
Eyeshadow brushes - Every two to three days
Eyeliner/ Smudge brushes - After every use
Lip brushes - After every use
For quick on the go cleaning you can use sensitive non scented baby wipes. These are not an everyday or deep cleaning recommendation but they work great for travel.
The second type of cleaning I recommend is a liquid brush cleaner which is good if you are only cleaning a few brushes at a time.
The best deep cleaning method I recommend is using either a mild shampoo or a baby wash to really get deep down into the brush. You can also pretreat/clean your brushes by using olive oil to remove any stuborn, waterproof makeup and recondition your brushes.
You can apply the cleanser directly to each individual brush or poor a good amount in the bottom of a glass.
Set brushes directly in and move them around to make sure each one has cleanser on it.
Fill glass with water and move brushes around to help cleanse the bristles.
Remove each brush one by one and clean on a paper towel until you no longer see color coming out of the brush.
Rinse all of your brushes as many times as needed to remove excess cleanser.
Remove any excess water from brushes on a clean dry towel.
Prop brushes up with bristles down to make sure all the water is out of the ferrule. The ferrule is the part of the brush that is inbetween the bristles and the handle. If you let water sit in the ferrule it can warp the handle and loosen them over time. Because makeup brushes can be expensive it is always good to take proper care of them.