Monday, September 26, 2011

How to Clean Kabuki Brushes

Keeping one's make-up brushes clean is key to fighting infection and ensuring proper application of make-up. Proper cleaning will also help Brushes Last longer. A Kabuki brush made from natural bristles requires great care, as the bristles can be easily damaged if not clean properly. The following steps can also be used for synthetic brushes.

1. Be sure you are working on a very flat, clean surface.

2. Place warm water in the bowl and add two 1/2 a teaspoon of shampoo.

3. Swirl the entire brush in the bowl for two minutes. Be careful not to submerge the handle, bristles only.

4. After two minutes empty the bowl and add more clean warm water. Swirl the brush for another minute. Repeat.

5. Make certain that all soap has been rinsed off, and shake any excess water out of the bristles (do this with bristles down).  If you want to soften the bristles, you could apply some hair conditioner to the bristles, leave on for about 2 - 3 minutes then rinse off thoroughly. Place paper towel on the surface and apply a rubber band, looped once, around the bristles to maintain their shape. Lay the brush flat on the paper towel, facing down.

6. Once the brush is dry remove the rubber band, and put it away.

Important Tips:

~ Always keep brush pointed downward when cleaning.
~ If water leaks into the handle it can loosen the glue in the handle, forcing the bristles to come out, and the brush to fall apart. This quite a tedious task if you put more than a small amount of cleanser in the bowl.


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  2. Hi Hanisah,

    I recommend checking out Loving Minerals, they are a Malaysian based website carrying affordable all natural mineral make up. Try this link