With the Restricted Movement Order in effect until 31st March, one of the things you should be doing at home is to give your everyday beauty tools a good cleaning.
Your makeup brushes
It goes without saying that your face brushes harbour the most dirt, all from the combo of your makeup and your skin’s natural oils. So it’s important that you clean them on the regular. Makeup Artist Ummi Nasir says, “There are two ways that I go about it. For a deep cleanse, I massage the brushes with a brush cleanser under tepid running water and only stop when the water’s clear. But when I’m strapped for time or on the go, I’ll quickly use micellar water and wipe them clean with tissues.”
“Never use a hairdryer to speed up the drying process as it will damage the brushes. Lay them flat on a table or keep them standing upright in a cup under a fan on full blast and let them dry naturally. I usually wait overnight to make sure they’re fully dry before I use them again,” explains Ummi.
In these troubled times, it’s imperative you practice basic hygiene care. Makeup artist Nabilah Nordin aka Warnabilla shares these makeup tips for other makeup artists out there that we can also consider in general. She says, “Please stop using cushion foundations on clients especially when you use the same sponge in the compact for everyone. Stop applying lipstick straight from the bullet. Stop direct contact of fingertips, skin or dirty brushes to cream products. Always prepare a separate clean set of brushes for every single client. Always carry disinfecting alcohol to sanitise on the go. And always wipe your products clean before you put it back in your makeup case.”