If you’re like me, you’ve invested in quality makeup brushes. Lousy brushes must be replaced more often, and they usually waste more product than higher quality brushes. High end makeup with cheap brushes usually do not mix. Though I find high-end brushes with cheap makeup mix fine! Are you taking all the right steps to take care of your brushes? Without proper maintenance, you may as well buy cheap brushes, because you will be replacing them often.
How often you clean your brushes is really up to you. If I am using a cream or liquid product, I think for germs sake, I need to clean it after every use. If you dip a dirty brush into a cream product, the germs you are placing into the product will be far greater than the germs placed into a powder product. Sometimes, when I am running late, and when am I not, I do not always clean them right after use. The longer you let the product soak into the brush, the harder it is to clean. It can even stain depending on the product, so I clean it as soon as I can. I do not thoroughly clean my brushes after every use on powder products, so I applaud your diligence if you do.