Having a clear out can be a therapeutic experience and leave you feeling de-cluttered and refreshed. But a Spring clean isn’t just for your cupboards! It’s a great time to clean your makeup bag and sort through your cosmetics.
Starflower Blush Set of 2 Makeup Bags
1. Start with your cosmetics bag
First things first, empty your makeup bag ready to clean. All of our beauty bags are made using high quality and waterproof cotton coated fabrics. Each seam is covered to ensure they are leak proof, so you don't have to worry about spillages.
Makeup or baby wipes are an easy and effective tool to get your bag gleaming. For the tougher stains, try using a toothbrush and some antibacterial hand wash.
2. Give your makeup brushes a thorough cleanse
72% of women have admitted they never wash their makeup brushes. Whether this rings true for you, or you wash your brushes once a week, now is the perfect time to give them a deep cleanse.
Baby shampoo is great because it’s not too harsh on the brush bristles. Fill the sink with soapy water and leave your brushes to soak for a few minutes. Massage each brush to make sure you get rid of any product build up. Drain the sink and continue to rinse each brush under the tap, until the water runs clear.
The next step is drying the brushes. This is a key to maintaining the quality of your brushes. Makeup artists recommend drying brushes upside down so that the water doesn't drips into the handle, which can cause damage. Try tying the brushes to your towel rail.
3. Throw out of date products away
We’re all guilty of holding on to old makeup, but nobody wants bacteria growing on their products! Go through all your items and get rid of any that look like they’ve seen better days.
Not sure how long you can keep cosmetics for? Check out our handy guide so you know when it’s time to say goodbye.
Top Tip! Make a note in your diary when you buy new makeup or use a marker pen and write the date on the bottom of the bottle or tube.
4. Organise your makeup in your clean beauty bag
Store makeup brushes separately from your cosmetics, to keep them clean. A makeup bag with compartments is perfect for this. Our Lola folding makeup bag has two sections, so you can keep tools in one and makeup products in the other!
You might even decide to treat yourself to a new lipstick (or two), to go in your tidy makeup bag.