Make-up brushes can have more bacteria on them than a toilet brush, a new study has revealed

Make-up brushes can have more bacteria on them than a toilet brush, a new study has revealed.

Shocking photos released by the Aventus Clinic – a Dermatology Specialists based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire –   show how dirty make-up brushes and tools really are covered in fuzzy mould, fungus and bacteria.    

The team swabbed make-up brushes to see what lurks under the microscopic surface.Out of the 12 brushes tested, 11 were found to be dirtier than your average toilet seat, with eyeshadow and blusher tools the worst offenders.

Shocking photos released by the Aventus Clinic – a Dermatology Specialists based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire – show how dirty make-up brushes and tools really are covered in fuzzy mould, fungus and bacteria.Pictured: The eyeshadow brush test vial is almost entirely covered in fuzzy blue and green mould – left: Mould and yeast from the make-up brush  and bacteria on the right

The lipgloss (pictured) had the third most bacteria on it.  Left: mould and yeast from the lipgloss and right the bacteria found

The team swabbed make-up brushes to see what lurks under the microscopic surface.Out of the 12 brushes tested, 11 were found to be dirtier than your average toilet seat, with eyeshadow and blusher tools (pictured) the worst offenders 

Third on the list of most bacterial make-up was lipgloss, with 4364 colonies of yeast and bacteria were found across all items tested.

Each set of images shows the product tested, and a vial with the level of mould and yeast, and a second vial with the bacteria.

The eyeshadow brush test vial is almost entirely covered in fuzzy blue and green mould, while the foundation brush vial has large droplets of blood-red bacteria across it.

Having dirty make-up brushes can be harmful and cause infections and skin break-outs.  

 Each set of images shows the product tested, and a vial with the level of mould and yeast, and a second vial with the bacteria.The beauty blender is pictured

A concealer beste draagbare blender is pictured.The horrifying set of images has revealed just how dirty brushes really get if not regularly maintained, covered in mould, fungus and bacteria

Having dirty make-up brushes can be harmful and cause infections and skin break-outs, experts revealed.  Pictured is the eyelash curler (left) with its mould results (centre) and bacteria (right)

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