Monday, March 11, 2013

Its Cleaning Time!

It is time to clean my brushes, so I thought, "What better time than to do a post on cleaning makeup brushes!" I find it pointless to go out and buy a makeup brush cleaner, which can run pretty pricey. I would rather use baby shampoo, which is gentle on the bristles and does a good job cleaning them. It is a cheaper alternative and the bottle can last a long time. I use Johnson's Baby Shampoo, which can be found at drugstores. Ideally, brushes should be cleaned once a week, but honestly, I haven't been keeping up with that. I usually wash them every two weeks, but lately it has been once a month (oops!)
 1. Rinse brush with water. Do not wet the area where the bristles attach to the handle.
2. Pour some baby shampoo onto hands
3. Swirl brush in the shampoo, and rinse with water. Wring it out gently and repeat steps 2 and 3 until water from brush runs clear.
4. Lay brushes out to dry, either lying down or with bristles facing down. 
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  1. Very easy. I normally dip mine bristles-first in a mug of soapy water and thrash it about and then rinse off. This is easier and a lot more hygienic. Going to do this from now as I have loads of Johnson's Baby Shampoo handy. Thanks!
    My Beauty Junction

  2. I use Johnson's baby shampoo as well, I actually think it works better than some brush cleanser..
    Great post :)

    1. I love using it! I haven't personally tried other brush cleansers, but when I heard this was just as effective, I went out and bought it instead.

  3. This looks good. I have used a couple of brush cleaners and can honestly say they require more work. Great post xx

  4. great tip!! must try it! thank you :) would you like to follow each other on GFC, facebook and bloglovin?? let me know dear:))


  5. Cleaning your make-up brushes is one of the essentials that every beauty enthusiast should learn. This is to preserve their condition, and to make sure that they are free from dirt that might harm those who have sensitive skin. Anyway, thanks for sharing this, Des!

    Larry Brannon @ Leonard Brush and Chemical


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