Ok its all very well us chatting about makeup and sharing tips on how to apply makeup and what to use but lets take one step back and think for a moment. Have you washed your makeup brushes recently?
I thought about this one over the weekend as I dumped all my regularly used makeup brushes into the sink. It was high time 😛 Yes those are my regularly used brushes up there looking bedraggled like a wet dog 😛
In my early days of blogging, I shared with you tips on how to wash your makeup brushes and I will share these same tips with you again because its how I washed my brushes then and still do.
My brush cleaner of choice is Johnsons & Johnsons Baby Shampoo. Yes, the very same yellow liquid that has not changed since the day I was a wee child.
I keep a little bottle handy in the bathroom for the times when my brushes need cleaning. Here’s how I use baby shampoo to wash my brushe.
- Pour some baby shampoo in the palm of your hand, add water and create a lather.
- Swirl your brushes in the lather.
- Rinse thoroughly, pat dry and lie flat.
I used to wash my brushes about once a week but since my acquisition of the Stage Keep it Clean Brush Cleaner, I’ve managed to stretch it out to once every 2 weeks.
I picked this one up during their last sale for about RM10. I believe it could be RM40 or not as the case may be. Pretty economical because it can last a long while even with regular use.
To use the Stage Brush Cleaner, I do this:-
- Lay brush on a piece of tissue paper.
- Squirt brush cleaner on it until bristles are damp.
- Wipe brush on tissue to remove dirt and old color.
- Repeat from step 2 if necessary until brush wipes clean.
I found that the Stage brush cleaner made my blush and powder brushes feel softer and fluffier than when I use the baby shampoo. Hence I use it in between proper washing of the brushes.
So, have you washed your brushes lately and if you do, what do you use?