Properly caring for your brushes will help maintain the high quality for several years. There are three options to clean your brushes;
Daily brush care
After each use tap of any excess powder and wipe of any excess product by gently wiping the brush with a tissue. Avoid rubbing the brush to hard in both directions on the tissue for this may harm the hairs. When wiped after each use you will seldom need to wash your brush.
Cleaning your brushes with soap and water
Wash your brush with warm water using a mild fragrance free (anti bacterial) soap. Dip the brush in the water up to the ferrule. Lather by wiping the brush on the soap in one direction. Rinse with warm water after cleansing and squeeze out any excess water from the base to the tip of the brush hairs. Gently arrange the shape of the makeup brush with your fingertips and leave flat to dry on a towel.
After cleansing your brush, do not let it sit in water as this can warp the wooden handles over time. Also take care to not allow water inside the ferrule as this can deteriorate the glue which will cause separation from the brush head and the handle.
Cleaning your brushes with brush cleanser
Brush Cleanser is a good way to disinfect your brushes and clean them in a short amount of time. However brush cleanser contains alcohol, which can cause the natural hairs of your makeup brush to weaken and become porous which may result in breakage or shedding of the hairs. It is therefore important that you use brush cleanser in a proper way.
For light cleansing;
Use a spray bottle to apply the brush cleanser to a wet wipe or a dry tissue and gently wipe the brush along the tissue to remove the product.
For thorough cleansing:
Use a small container and fill with brush cleanser. Dip the brush hairs in the brush cleanser so that the hairs are submerged and wipe the brush along a tissue. Make sure to not dip your brush past the ferrule in the solution as this can dissolve the glue inside the ferrule.