TAKING CARE OF MAKEUP BRUSHES

TAKING CARE OF MAKEUP BRUSHES

We, at Nastelle, believe that a quality makeup brush is one of the critical elements, together with knowledge and creativity, in achieving a professional, complex and flawless makeup.

Only a proper brush care can ensure that these tools will perform at their best.

There are two daily process in the brush cleaning and care:

A. cleaning and disinfection during the day;
B. "end of the day" cleaning and washing. 



A. CLEANING AND DISINFECTION DURING THE DAY USE 


After each use of the brush, you should tap off any excess of the powder from the bristles, or gently sweep off the bristles on a soft tissue to wipe off any excess product in the case of lips products or eyeshadows. 







Spray some Brush Cleaner on a tissue of paper and sweep of the bristles to clean the product and disinfect it. 
Make sure that all the product has been removed from the bristles to avoid mixing it with a new shade at the next use. 



For heavy pigmented brushes, you can pour liquid brush cleanser into a little bowl, glass or paper cup (not plastic, because the product will melt it and it will cover the bristles) and then dip in one brush at a time, swirling the brush around in the bowl. Then use a tissue to soak up the liquid on the brushes (squeeze thoroughly, do not rub, as it’s more gentle for the bristles), then lay them on a paper towel to dry.

Due to the fact that the cleanser contains alcoholic solvents, it makes the brush to dry fast and be ready for the next use.




B. CLEANING AND WASHING AT THE END OF THE DAY

Cleaning the brushes with a brush soap attenuates the damage on the hair caused by alcoholic solvents from
brush cleanser used during the day, keeps the hair hydrated, soft and maintains the capacity of holding powder. 

First, you should wet the brush thoroughly in lukewarm water and rub it gently onto the bar of soap. When washing, be sure to be gentle with the bristle as not to change the shape of the brush.   

Also, you can clean the brush by rubbing it gently in your hand in circular motion. Squeeze it gently from the excess soap, then rinse it with warm water.


Give it a final gentle squeeze with a paper towel, reshape the bristles with your fingers to give initial shape and lay the brush flat on a towel to dry overnight. Don’t place the brushes in something standing, the water will run down into the handle and cause rust or will damage the glue inside the ferrule. Allow the brush to dry naturally, away from heat.     

After about six-eight hours, the bristles will be dry and soft, ready for the makeup.


EXTRA TIP: For brushes that are ultra pigmented and full with product at the base, use a dab of almond or olive oil to break down the residue before you wash.