Ask Joli: When to Replace Your Brushes

Thursday, March 05, 2009 | Tips & How-Tos, customer Q&A

You’ve got questions, Joli Baker has answers. Read on for advice from the Pür Minerals president and get the beauty scoop—pür and simple.

Q: How often should I replace my makeup brushes?
–Stephanie, Alpharetta, GA

As long as you wash your brushes at least once a week, they should keep for a very long time, around several years. Not only do brushes pick up the oil and germs from your skin, but they can harbor dirt, debris and bacteria from the air. Washing your brushes with warm water and a mild soap will help keep your skin clean, healthy and clear.

I also recommend spraying brushes with a professional makeup brush cleaner, such as Pür Minerals Sweep-it-off
Sweep It Off, after each use. This will not only help remove dirt, makeup and oil, but it also prevents colour mixing to ensure smooth, even application with each use.

If your makeup brush begins to shed excessively or come loose at the handle—you can avoid this by using the correct makeup brush for the correct product and applying with a gentle, sweeping motion—then it’s probably time for a replacement piece. But you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get high-quality makeup brushes that will last a long time. Each makeup brush in my Pür Professional Brush collection is made with soft, all-natural bristles in a sturdy construction for extended durability—and at an affordable price point.

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