I'm sure you all had a splendid valentine's day, lots of marriage proposals were made & i'm sure it was memorable for all of you.
To the topic at hand : Brush Cleaning!!!!
I'm aware most makeup artists and makeup users have never, i mean EVERRRRR, washed their brushes.
C'mon, who does that?
If i'm right, most people who use/used MAC Studio Fix & Studio Tech Foundations use the Puffs that come with the packaging from start to the end of that product.
At least, i know a couple of friends i caught (i shall not mention names, you know yourself(ves) oo), who are guilty of committing this atrocity to their faces.
1st of all, those puffs are only for short-term use, once its taken you over say 2weeks of daily use, i advise you to please throw them away and get proper brushes. You breed bacteria on both the puff & product & it's the major cause of skin irritation on faces.
Many brands carry disposable puffs, a common brand being SLEEK and various other ones in the market. Sleek, i highly recommend. It's not as porous as most i've come across. Ps : Disposable means you should throw them away after early signs of wear and tear (Busola - my good friend.i had to shame you).
Now, Brush hairs, most of which are natural hair fibres are best preserved when well taken care of & regularly cleaned. Take your foundation brush for instance, 80% of the time it is made of synthetic fibres. Notice how you notice streaks when you apply your foundation. 95% of the time, it's most likely as a result of the brush's dirty state.
What happens is that the foundation used the last time has dried up & caused some hardening to the hair fibres & so they aren't as flexible as when you first got them.
So how do we tackle this issue??? Very Simple, WASH YOUR BRUSHESSSSSS!! Once a week / every 2weeks would surfice, depending on how busy your brushes get!!
Please read my next post on how i clean my brushes