20 May 2012

The Sunday Post #5: Weekend Brush Wash


I'm a bit on a neat freak, everything has it's place and everything is better when it's squeaky clean and this includes my make up brushes. I clean my brushes about once a week, eye brushes more if I'm using them for a lot of different colours which doesn't happen a lot but there is nothing worse than messing up your eyeshadow with a dirty brush!

There are numerous methods for cleaning your make up brushes out there and mine isn't anything special but I thought I'd share it anyway!

So, first of all I just take my brush and wet it with cold water and swirl it about a bit to make sure I get all the bristles. Now, the next step depends on how filthy the brush is, If it is particularly dirty I take Dr Bronner's Magic Soap (I use the Eucalyptus kind) and squirt a few drops into my palm. I them take the wet brush and swirl it around in the soap, lather it up and rinse. This stuff really is magic it terms of brush cleaning! I cannot fault it at all! It's gets literally everything off my brushes from gel eyeliner to foundation, it's really brilliant stuff!

Next, once I've rinsed of the soap I then take the brush and swirl it in my Savon De Marcielle Olive to give it a double cleanse and to condition it. I then flick the brush so it's not dripping wet, re shape it and the place it on a flannel to dry overnight and voila! If the brush isn't particularly dirty I will skip the Dr Bronner's and just give it a swirl in the Savon De Marceille Olive.

Both of these products are amazing and I can't see myself using anything else! The Savon De Marceille Olive was about £3 off eBay and the Dr Bronners Soap is £5.95 for a full sized bottle (mine is a sample from a beauty box).



15 comments:

  1. I use different things to wash mine, sometimes it would be baby shampoo then facial wash gel, everything works great. I was my brushes every week. x

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    1. I used to use anything really! Loads of things work well :) x

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  2. I often use baby shampoo to clean my brushes, infact they are in dire need of a clean.

    Jess x

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    1. I dont think ive ever used baby shampoo! Might give it a whirl! I always have tonnes of half used bottles because my 2 year old loves hiding them haha! x

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  3. they look perfectly clean!! might have to try these steps, i purchased the mac brush cleanser but i feel like it doesn't remove everything :S xx

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    1. I was going to buy the MAC one but dont think I will now you've said that! It's quite pricey too! How disappointing for you though :( x

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  4. Great post! I usually use baby shampoo, but I haven't had any time to clean my brushes lately, so I know I'll make time today now!

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  5. Your brushes are so clean, i usually use a bit of baby shampoo but i much prefer your way after reading this.x

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    1. Ive never tried baby shampoo haha! The Olive oil soap is my favourite for getting powder products off brushes :) x

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  6. Clean brushes clean face!! That's what I say.

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  7. I'm so lazy when it comes to brush cleaning haha but super helpful post! :)

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    1. I used to be too but found that is i didnt clean them every week they broke me out! Not good! Thank you :) x

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  8. love washing my brushes. feels as good as new once im done :)

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