Like you we’re practicing #socialdistancing and staying productive while we’re under shelter-in-place-orders. Although we’re not out on appointments and getting to spend time with our AMAZING brides at the moment we are still able to share our #protips with our planning brides to help you stay in the planning mode for your wedding day.
With the extra time on your hands now is a great time to clean up your beauty routine and build some great new habits to keep you and your skin healthy and help you achieve that bridal glow.
Freshen up those brushes with a good deep cleaning. Taking care of those tools will keep them in pristine condition and lengthen there life and maximize that investment you made in quality tools and is essential for safe and healthy beauty practices.
Sure there’s plenty of pricey products out there to clean your brushes but we have a simple DIY solution for you that uses products most of us already have on hand, bar soap, liquid dish soap and olive oil.
Massaging your dirty blush or foundation brushes against a sturdy bar of soap will work the cleanser deep into the bristles. Rinse with lukewarm water and wipe your brush against a paper towel. Tip: Be careful not to get the brush barrel wet, as it will loosen the bristles and cause them to fall out.
Next, use liquid dish soap and a clean sponge to scrub your brushes clean. Pour a little of the dish soap on top of the sponge and then rub your brush against the surface. And again, rinse with lukewarm water, wipe with a towel to remove any leftover debris and lay your brushes flat to dry. Store upright too keep bristles off of surfaces that are frequently touched or to prevent them for getting dirtied at the bottom of a drawer
Olive oil is a great way to not only clean smaller brushes, but also to condition the bristles. In this case, it’s okay to submerge your makeup brushes into the oil. Rub them against a sponge and you’ll start to see all those caked-up pieces of product come off.
Your makeup bag-Throw out anything broken, old or expired.
This is especially important for lipsticks, glosses and mascara as they go bad the quickest and have the potential to spread the most dangerous bacteria. Here’s a couple of rules of thumb to follow while sorting. Mascaras and liquid eye products should only be kept 2-3 months once opened. Liquid foundations and lipsticks are okay for up to a year (unless you’ve been sick, then toss immediately).
Skin care products like toners and cleansers have active ingredients that lose their effectiveness as they sit around too, check for dates on packaging, everything has a limited shelf life.
Don’t forget to clean cubbies and bags as well. Use an antibacterial product for plastic and vinyl bags and containers and toss cloth bags in the wash.
Clean up your pallets
Now that you’ve de-cluttered take a moment to sanitize your eye shadow pallets and pressed powders.
- Start by lightly wiping all palette surfaces with a dry Kleenex, you may need several to avoid mixing colors. This is to remove the top layer of germs.
- Next, dip your make up brush into a small amount of rubbing alcohol and shake off any excess. Make sure your brush is only slightly damp with the alcohol.
- Take the brush and lightly sweep it across the top of each colour and powder. This will sanitize the surfaces and remove any germs that might be hanging on!
- Do this regularly to keep powders and eye shadows clean and sanitized!
Good skin and good color go together for your wedding day and every day. Now that you have a well organized, clean and healthy makeup collection you’re well on your way to achieving that coveted bridal glow. We’re looking forward to seeing you all soon! Stay healthy and keep planning!
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