makeup brushes

Here’s what you should know…

You don’t need to own every type under the sun

Let’s face it, to create a full, flawless look you don’t need to spend endless amounts of cash. I know… the professionals will tell you that you need a specific number on a brush to recreate, whatever they’re doing. The truth is that, unless you want to expand your collection, you only need about six brushes: a foundation/concealer brush, a powder brush, a contour brush, a crease brush a blending brush and an angle brush. With those, you should be good to go!

You need to clean your brushes often

Dirty makeup brush can become the source of all kinds of problems. Your makeup application can become muddy and you can get breakouts from the bacteria buildup on the brush. All it takes is cleaning your brush once a week to have your skin and makeup looking flawless and to have your brush serve you longer. Did we mention? If properly cared for, your brush should last you from 2-3 years!

You don’t need any special cleaning products

You’ve probably been told that the best way to clean your brushes is with a special spray, created solely for that purpose. Well, I hate to break it to you but it’s simply not true. You’re good with antibacterial liquid soap, baby soap or a gentle shampoo. Just rinse your brushes in water, swirl them into the soap of your choice until it lathers up, massage it and make sure you’re cleaning the whole brush, not just the tips and rinse them under water, until it runs clean. That’s it! 

You shouldn’t soak your brush

If you do, it will cause the water to seep into the handle and loosen the glue that’s holding the bristles together and ultimately make your brush fall apart. To avoid it all you need to do is hold the bristles face down, under running water. 

Know your bristles

There are two different kinds of bristles: natural and synthetic. Natural bristles are made out of animal hair (from various animals) and synthetic bristles are manmade, usually from nylon or other synthetic fibers. At NÜNU, we always choose synthetic bristles as we’re strongly against animal cruelty, that’s still very much present in the cosmetic industry.