I apply most of my makeup with my hands. I like to see exactly how much of what I am putting on my face, but I still rely on a few trusty brushes for certain products…

I have a powder brush (used daily for my powder blush), an eye shadow brush (two actually! one flat and one angled, but both are collecting dust…) and an eyeliner brush that I use about once a month when I feel adventurous. But I have a confession to make: I tend to neglect my brushes.

When Brandi, our makeup artist to the stars/general beauty guru, stopped by the studio I began quizzing her on proper brush maintenance.

Okay, get ready…


Every night?!?!

Yep. Every night. Why?

  • If you don’t wash your brushes, you’re not getting the true color from your makeup product.
  • Brushes can carry bacteria. If you’re using them when you are sick, those germs will stick around in the brush.
  • Brandi uses Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo to wash her brushes, and on Sunday nights she conditions them with Johnson & Johnson Baby Conditioner.

It sounds like a lot of work but if you’re a daily brush user, it’s important!!

How do you care for your makeup brushes?