Cleaning your brushes is essential to maintaining a flawless look. Dirty make-up brushes can contribute to clogged pores and breakouts. These easy steps can help you clean your brushes and continue to put your best face forward.
Step One: Rinse brushes under warm water.
Step Two: Once your brush is wet, lather it with a mixture of olive oil and cleansing shampoo (some inexpensive brands are VO5, SUAVE, and Dove). Work the shampoo into the bristles. Repeat until the water runs clean. You can also use e.l.f. Cosmetics’ Makeup Brush Shampoo ($3 at Target).
Step Three: Rinse the brush and squeeze out excess water. Shape the brush back into its natural form and let dry. To let your brushes dry, lay them flat on a towel. A helpful tip is to use a toe separator (new, of course) to sit your brushes on and allow them to air dry.
** Also, if you are an MUA then you could add an extra precautionary step: Rinse your brushes with a mixture of alcohol and water, then cleanse with shampoo.
**Beneficial Tip: Hang your brushes upside down to allow the water to drain from the brush handle. This will prevent your handles from deteriorating.
SOURCE: The Glitter Guide