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Hakuhodo believes a makeup brush should be a tool which helps you create the complexion and makeup finish you have always dreamt of, creating a natural, flawless finish.
Makeup tools to fulfill all your needs.
Follow the instructions carefully, this will ensure your brush last longer.

DAILY CARE

Finishing brush, Powder brush and blush brushTap off any excess powder on the bristles into a slightly curled palm of your hand.
Each time you use the brush tap off any excess powder on the bristles into a slightly curled palm of your hand.
If any powder still remains, gently wipe it off with a cloth or soft tissue.
If you rub the bristles too strongly this may damage the hairs and cause them to shed.
Lip brush and eye shadow brush
Gently sweep the bristles on a soft tissue to wipe off any excess product.
If you do this each time you use the brush it will not need to be washed frequently.

CLEANING IN LUKEWARM WATER

  1. 1. CLEANING IN LUKEWARM WATER

    When the bristles start to smell or contain beads of makeup, wash them in lukewarm water.
    Making foam with a fragrance-free soap, and wash the bristles up to the ferrule (metal part).
    Gently squeezing the bristles from the ferrule edge outwards with your fingers will help remove makeup from the brush, then rinse the bristles thoroughly.

    Wash the bristles but do not allow the ferrule to be left to soak in the water.Fragrance-fee soap can also be used. Glide the bristles gently in one direction along the soap, wet to create a lather, then wash the bristles. Never rub or scrub the bristles of the makeup brush.

    *Do not wash the brush with a cleanser containing any alcoholic solvent, except on occasions where you need to dry it quickly.
    The alcoholic solvent damages both the natural and synthetic hairs, causing them to shed.
    *Using fabric softener or hair conditioner could impair the bristles ability to hold powder.

  2. 2. COMBINGIf you start combing the bristles from the ferrule edge this causes hair breakage.
    To prevent damage to the brush hair, comb the hair little by little from the tip of the brush.
    Combing in the direction of the root to the tip of the brush, gradually work your way back to the ferrule edge. Turn it over and comb likewise.
  3. 3. DRYINGArrange the bristles symmetrically in the shape of a flower bud.
    Gently squeeze the brush head with a towel and shake off excess water. Use your fingers to gently shape it into its correct shape.
    Ensure the brush is not dried in the sun or with a dryer as it will damage the brush hairs. Allow the brush to dry naturally, away from heat.

HOW TO STORE BRUSHES

We recommend that brushes are stored in our special brush case.If you use the brushes on a daily basis, place them in a glass, handle down. If not, keep them in the plastic sleeve given at the time of purchase and lay flat.
This will prevent the bristles from becoming misshapen. However, If you do not use the brushes for long periods this will damage the hairs and cause them to shed.
Always store brushes in a clean and dry environment.

WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR BRUSHES

In both professional and personal situations the brush head can become worn and the bristles start to shed.
Brushes should normally last between three to five years but this depends on the type of bristles and how often you use your brush.
When you feel the bristles cannot hold as much powder as before and the texture becomes worse, it is time to change your brush.
If the brush is left unused for long periods this will also cause the bristles to shed.
Using your brush on a daily basis is the key to making it last for years.