I was doing my usual brush-wash session yesterday and I thought why not share the how-to on here. I realised that not as many people as I thought wash their makeup brushes properly or even frequently enough. I almost fainted when I entered my sister's bathroom one day and saw her powder brush fully immersed in a bowl of soapy water, brush suicide if there ever was such! :-O
I use Johnson's baby shampoo because it is gentle yet really gets all the gunk out of my brushes. It is also really cheap compared to buying a brush cleaner like say Mac's one. You may also choose to first condition your brush hairs with olive oil before washing with a cleanser. However, I haven't seen the need to yet because all my brushes are still very soft.
In between my deep clean sessions, if I need to do a quick clean of my brushes I use ELF's daily brush cleaner. It makes it really easy to use the same brush for different colours of eyeshadow or if I have used a lot of product and the brush just looks disgusting *cringe*!
You can repeat the wash process a second time and rinse. Once the water dripping from the brushes is clear, they are spick and span! Place your brushes on a clean paper napkin and leave out to dry in the sun.
With the daily brush cleaner, just spray the brushes with the product and wipe on a clean paper napkin. As with deep cleaning, wipe round brushes in a circular motion and flat brushes in a back and forth motion. The reason for this is so that your brushes retain their shape, I learnt the hard way, lol.
I bought the ELF brush cleaner from their UK website but I've heard that Brownies World on Opebi Road in Ikeja stocks a whole lot of ELF products. I hope to make it down there soon to get my sticky paws on some ELF goodies.
|Setting them out to dry|
I hope you were able to pick up a tip or two from this post. Please never submerge your entire brush in water like my sister :-)
Peace and Love,