Cleaning your makeup brushes is vital. If you aren't regularly cleaning these brushes oils, bacteria, and makeup buildup all just sit on the brushes and are transfered into your actual makeup and on your face - not good. So you want to make sure you clean the brushes once a week. I recommend Sunday nights - that way they are ready to face the week!
Since I had a few brushes that needed cleaning, I thought I would share how I do this.
1. Get an old cup and cover the bottom with a thin layer of shampoo. Any kind is fine - you don't need a specific brush cleaning shampoo or the most expensive.
2. Place the brushes down into the cup so that the bristles get the shampoo on them. Wiggle them around a bit to make sure the shampoo is on all of the brushes.
3. Get warm water running. Quickly put the cup under the faucet so that you fill the cup up with about an inch of water (you don't want too much as water should not be above the silver piece of the brush).
4. Wiggle the brushes around to get the shampoo/water mix on all the brushes.
5. Pull one brush out at a time and move it around in a circular motion in the palm of your hand. The suds will be dirty.
6. Move your hand under the water while continuing moving brush in circular motion. Keep doing so until water runs clean of makeup and suds. You may want to alternate squeezing out the brush and rubbing it on your hand. *Also, be sure to keep brush at a downward angle so water does not go up into brush.
7. Completely wring out excess water and use your hand to shape the bristles.
8. Lay the brushes out to dry overnight - they will be completely dry and ready to use in the morning. *I like placing my brush on some sort of ledge or over the counter so that all side of the brush are able to breathe/get fresh air.