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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Clean Brushes

I am by no means going to take credit for this post, but I wanted to share with you a great post I found about cleaning your brushes.

I used to clean mine just using either hand-soap or shampoo, but I was never really happy with it. I then came across Lisa's blog through HelloCotton, and think this is such a good way to clean your brushes.

So here is the post:
http://www.hellocotton.com/to/aj24#http://thegluegungirl.blogspot.com/2012/03/diy-makeup-brush-cleaner.html

I can definitely tell that the oil is conditioning my brushes and they come back squeaky clean. I would say make sure you rinse all of the mixture off properly, as it can be easy to miss bits and your brushes won't be as soft. Also I find it best to clean my bigger brushes first.

Finally I thought I'd show you a before and after of my brushes to show you that it works:


My brushes aren't completely dry in the last photo, but this was the best time to get a picture, as I knew I wouldn't have enough time before I used them again.

I like to wash my brushes at night and leave them on the radiator to dry.

I never realised how important it is to wash your brushes, but it really is. It helps stop breakouts, and helps your brushes last longer too.

I wash my big brushes twice a week and my little brushes just the once.

Have you got any brush cleaning tips?

Laura xoxo

17 comments:

  1. I've got the Mac brush cleanser, but need to experiment with it a bit xx

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    1. I've never tried that but have heard great things about it :)

      xoxo

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  2. ooh great post, I love seeing how different people clean their brushes xx

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    1. I know me too, glad it helped :)

      xoxo

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  3. This is helpful :) I do not clean by brushes anywhere near enough, I will put it on my to-do list! xxx

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    1. I never used to either, it's part of my sunday routine now haha :)

      xoxo

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  4. Me too! It's made me remember that I don't do mine nearly enough! xx

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    1. I was always worried I would ruin my brushes but this works up a treat :)

      xoxo

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  5. I've heard about using olive oil as a brush cleanser, but haven't tried it out for myself. Looks like it'd be really effective though! (And I so want that Real Techniques Multipurpose brush, it looks so soft and fluffy.)

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    1. I hadn't until I read that post either, it's really good, my brushes felt so soft after.
      I really want to try that too :)

      xoxo

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  6. I use baby shampoo on mine and they are always dead soft afterwards. Tomorrow is brush cleaning night. Might try your idea.
    xx

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    1. Ah that sounds like a good idea. May give that a go! Yes Sunday is brush cleaning day haha :)

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  7. I really need to clean my brushes this post was a good reminder.

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    1. I always clean mine on a Sunday :)

      xoxo

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  8. Thank you for the great post! very helpful
    You've got a beautiful blog going on here! keep it up (:

    beautyandleblog.blogspot.com

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    1. You're welcome :) And thank you :)

      xoxo

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