Good makeup is of little use if you don’t use the right makeup brushes to apply it. Moreover, owning makeup brushes means you must follow certain basic hygiene rules while storing and washing them. This helps in smooth makeup application and for your brushes to last long. Wondering what these rules are? Read on to find out…
You forget to clean the handle
 

You forget to clean the handle

Cleaning your makeup brushes is crucial to beauty hygiene. But if you’re cleaning the obvious part of it—the bristles and skipping the handle, you’re doing it wrong. The handle is where you hold the brush and it’s ridden with germs and bacteria, which can easily travel to the bristles. What’s worse? This is what can unknowingly lead to skin concerns like acne! So while you clean your brushes make sure you rinse the handles thoroughly with soap.

You don’t store them in the right place
 

You don’t store them in the right place

Humidity is a big no-no for your makeup brushes. This means you need to store them in a dry place so there’s no chance of bacteria settling in. So make sure you keep them upright in a mug or holder while storing them in a cool, dark place where there’s no room for bacteria.

You aren’t gentle with them
 

You aren’t gentle with them

Just about everything in makeup excites us and this includes a new makeup brush. But if you press your makeup brushes hard against your skin, the bristles get ruined. While you pay attention to this, you should know that you need to be extremely gentle while blending. So use light strokes on your face to ensure your makeup is blended.

Not using synthetic brushes
 

Not using synthetic brushes

Natural makeup brushes can cause allergies and they also tend to absorb more product. So make sure you use synthetic brushes that will not cause any product wastage.

Not using the correct brushes
 

Not using the correct brushes

There’s a brush for every makeup product. Using the wrong brush means your makeup will be unblended and incomplete. Keep in mind that you need a fan brush for a highlighter, a buffing brush for loose powder, an angled brush for contouring and a flat brush for foundation.