Saturday, 21 December 2013

How To Clean Makeup Brushes #1


This is something that is often overlooked and it really shouldn't be so many germs and product is caught in our brushes and we should not neglect them! 

There are two different ways to clean your make-up brushes:


1. SPOT CLEANING  - this is where you use a brush cleanser.  I recommend Mac's brush cleanser as it contains no oil. For this method you need a tissue, tea towel or old top (just something that you don't mind pouring the cleanser onto), the cleanser and your brushes. 



  • Put some cleanser onto the tissue or your chosen piece of material 
  • Swirl your brush onto it in circular motions 
  • Then ta-dah, your done, just leave them to try for a half and hour or so and your good to go! This method is favoured as it requires less mess and you do not have to wait overnight for your brushes to try so it is seen as the quicker method, however you do have to invest in a brush cleanser that can seem like a waste of money to some people. 


2. DEEP CLEANING - This is my preferred method of cleaning my make-up brushes as I think deep cleaning gives a better result. All you need is an anti-bacterial agent to clean your brushes with for example, fairy liquid or baby shampoo, I use Johnsons baby shampoo with lavender  and just a little disclaimer I have never used fairy liquid but I have heard that some other bloggers/makeup artists do use it. 



  •  Dip your brush in some water (PLEASE BE CAREFUL TO ONLY CATCH THE BRISTLES AND DON'T GET WATER ON THE BRUSH.)
  • Put some Shampoo or your chosen choice on the palm of your hand and in circular motions clean the brush
  • Then dip in back in the water and rub the soap out
  • Then leave of a tea towel to dry overnight!
I hope this helps, it's something I never really knew about and thought would be helpful for you!

Peace and Love B! XOXO