It is recommended to at least once to twice a week, shampoo your brushes, but you probably wear makeup more often than that so they need more cleaning than that! The best way to maintain your brushes between shampoos is to use a daily brush cleaner. It'll come in a spray bottle and you'll simply spray the brushes and stroke them in one direction on a paper towel until color stops transferring. Then, and very importantly, whether shampooing or spraying clean, always allow the brushes to dry by laying flat on its side. **If you do not do this and let them stand up, any water, shampoo, or spray that hasn't dried will drip into the base of the hairs and loosen them and lead to those annoying hairs that get left behind on your face when applying makeup!**
I highly recommend using e.l.f. cosmetics "Daily Brush Cleaner". It is only $3.00 for 8.5oz. Believe me when I tell you this is a GREAT deal. If you wear makeup daily and are a responsible brush cleaner ;), you'll be shocked by how fast this stuff can go. Especially if you're like me and have tons of brushes! The one I used to use before this was the same size, but cost $13.50! Give this a go; you won't be disappointed!
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