The 7 Makeup Brushes You Actually Need
A flawless makeup application starts with the right tools. See the makeup brushes that are essential for creating any look you desire
How to clean your brushesNow that you've purchased your perfect set of brushes, it's time to learn how to protect your investment by keeping them germ- and bacteria-free. Do this by cleaning, sanitizing and properly drying them regularly. Here's how:
Use a brush cleaner once a week (try Colorescience Pro Makeup Tools Brush Cleaner Spray, $10). Spray it "onto a Kleenex and sweep the brush back and forth to remove the makeup," advises Zizzo.
For a deeper clean, wash your brushes with shampoo. "Add a drop of shampoo to a cup half full of warm water. Swirl the brushes around and then thoroughly rinse, advises Zizzo. Then "let them dry flat [on a towel]," because "if they dry upright, the water will drain into the metal casing and break down the glue causing bristle loss," says Dean.