Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Wasing Your Makeup Brushes

Hey Everyone,
This post is pretty simple and something that everyone should do but a lot of people don't, here's... the quick and easy way of cleaning your brushes. When cleaning your brushes its important to choose a cleaning product that will keep the brushes in good condition while also being kind to your face. There are a lot of cleaning products available by makeup brands but I think the best cleaning product is actually Johnson's baby shampoo is gentle and mild so its perfect!

Step1: Rinse your brush under the tap
Step2: Squeeze a small amount of your chosen cleaning product into your hand
Step 3: keeping the brush pointing down swirl it into the product, swirl for a couple of minutes to work it into bristles
Step 4: Rinse well
Step 5: Repeat and Rinse again
Step 6: Repeat as many times as needed and really make sure the product is completely rinsed off
Step 7: Gently squeeze out as much water as possible and while damp reshape your brush
Step 8: Leave to dry
  • Always point your brush down (Brush head down) to avoid water going into the brush effecting the glue which holds the bristles together, meaning the brush could shed or completely fall apart. Also its just not nice to have water going stale in the brush handle!
  • Use little shampoo otherwise you'll be rinsing for ages and its better to repeat the process using small amount than to use a lot and be left with shampoo redisdue on your bristles
  • If your prone to breakouts use a gentle shampoo rather than a cleansing oil
  • Reshape your brush, if you don't your brushes might spray out and become tatty
  • When leaving your brushes to dry don't leave them ontop of a heater or raditator as this will damage the brissels
  • Leave your brushes to dry on some tissue or a clean towel in a warm room so that they can air dry naturally

I hope someone finds this useful! What products do you use to clean your brushes?


  1. I do this too! The baby shampoo works perfectly!!

    Ellie @ Ellalogy 

    1. Thanks for comment! It really is great stuff!
      Hannah :) x

  2. great post! i'm currently using MAC brush cleaner, but won't be repurchasing (so, so expensive) so i'll be doing this instead :)

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

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    1. Yay its really good hope you like it just as much! :) x

  3. I always worry about cleaning my brushes wrong so this was helpful. Thanks!x

  4. I used to use this before I discovered Avon's Moroccan oil shampoo which is even better (and cheaper!) my sigma F80 was always a pain to clean but not any more x



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