Chances are you own a makeup brush or two. I'm not even going to tell you how many I own. (Oh, OK then, it's 32.) But when you spend as much time around makeup artists as I do, you learn to realise that makeup brushes perform magic. And they are without a doubt the one product that ALL experts tell you never to scrimp on.
Now think about it, you wouldn't go out and buy yourself an Alexa or a pair of Loubs only to leave them out in the rain, would you? (No, you'd buy them their own little chair and snuggle blanket.) It's the same for brushes; you need to give them lots of TLC so that they know how much you care and return the favour by making you look hot. And what better time than Spring Cleaning season to give them a little zhush and freshen them up?
MAC's senior artist, Nicole Thompson recommends investing in an alcohol-based brush cleanser. Use this after every application as it's a quick and simple way to give the brush a quick freshen up. Try MAC Brush Cleanser ($20). Then once a fortnight, wash your brushes with a pea-sized amount of shampoo and then lay them somewhere cool to dry overnight — Nicole suggests a windowsill. Shop more brush cleansers from Clinique and Napoleon Perdis: