Monday, 13 March 2017

How I wash my Makeup Brushes

 how to wash makeup brushes

I think I might be in the minority of people when I say I find washing my brushes an enjoyable activity! I think it’s quite therapeutic seeing all the bronzer, blusher and eyeshadow fall down the plughole and I sometimes even shout into my mum to see if she wants me to wash hers while I’m at it (she only has about three so I’m not as good as I sound!).

Today I thought I’d go through how I wash my brushes and the products I use for a deep clean as well as a spot clean! I do aim to give my brushes a deep clean every week but it doesn’t always work out like that though I try not to go past two weeks as nothing beats the feel of a fresh, clean brush plus you know, hygiene!

dr. bronner's magic soap review

This is hands down my favourite brush cleaner! My makeup brushes get such a good clean with this, I run them under the tap then pour a little of this into my hand and swirl the brush around before rinsing. If I’ve got a very dirty brush or a bigger one like a powder brush, I will repeat this until the water runs clear!

The soap itself is very lightweight and takes no time to clean the brushes, I love the scent too, it’s really mild but smells so fresh. It’s very liquidy so can build up a little around the cap but it’s nothing major. My first bottle was slightly larger and lasted me around 2 years and you can see what I thought of it here! I can’t see myself using anything else for a deep clean!

washing makeup brushes

how to spot clean makeup brushes

I picked this up last year as I’d heard a lot about spot cleaning and also because I needed to hit the threshold for a GWP spend on Cult Beauty (priorities!). This has come in handy though for giving my eye brushes a quick clean and sterilising them when I don’t have time for a deep clean. I especially love this for my base shadow and blending brushes as they tend to build up with product quite quickly.

spot cleaning pro hygiene collection

spot cleaning makeup brushes

To use, I spray directly onto my brush from about 15cm away while holding the brush over a face towel. I’ll then wipe the brush on the face towel until the excess eyeshadow is off – it won’t look completely clean but it prevents the spread of germs so would be perfect for a makeup artist working on different faces each day and its also suitable for both natural and synthetic bristles.

brush egg to clean brushes

Like I said, most of the time I just use my hands to wash my brushes but I love my fake brush egg for my eye brushes. I got this years ago on eBay and it makes it so easy to quickly clean a few brushes at a time. I pour a little Dr. Bronner’s soap onto the tip of the brush egg then while the tap is running I swirl my eye brushes into the grooves on the brush egg then rinse! Hey presto, clean brushes!

washing brushes with a brush egg

I will then lay my brushes flat onto a towel down on the desk in my room – this is recommended as any water getting into the ferrule could weaken the glue that holds the handle and brush head together!

What are your favourite products to clean your makeup brushes with?

Danielle xx

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  1. I need to give these brush cleaners a try. Loved your brush collection.
    Nina
    Nina's Style Blog

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  2. You've got a good little system going! I'm currently just using shampoo which I find works pretty good but I need one of those brush eggs, they look really helpful!
    Kathy x
    Alongcamekathy

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  3. This is a really foolproof way to get your brushes clean; I've seen the egg on Ebay too but I didn't know fully what I was supposed to do with it! well, now I know, I might give it a try! x
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie xx
    http://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Definitely do! It's so handy for eye brushes! Xx

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  4. I am tempted to get the Dr. Bronner soap as it's sold where I work. I wish it comes in a smaller bottle though but on the positive note, it'll last me forever! I love my Sigma glove for washing my brushes, it makes the process so fast!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Yes, definitely do Shireen! I'd love to hear what you thought! This is a smaller bottle to haha my last one was massive! Xx

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  5. I just swirl a brush in the bar of soap and then on the Sigma dupe mat for brush cleaning (eBay found as well) and then rinse under a warm water. It's so quick and easy. I also have an antibacterial spray for those in between times :) x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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    1. I'll have to look into that mat dupe! Xx

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  6. I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes seeing the product come off the brush haha! I'll have to look into these products, I'm always after a good brush cleaner! x

    http://luxuryblush.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. So satisfying! You won't be disappointed! Xx

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  7. I love to wash my brushes too, I find it so satisfying and it's great to have clean brushes to work with!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  8. I need to get one of those brush egg or mitts to help clean my brushes. I use Moo Goo Baby Wash to clean my brushes because I found that when I used other soaps, my skin would react badly - even though they were rinsed well etc. My skin is really sensitive & this is perfect for that sensitivity xx

    Beautylymin

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  9. I love seeing how people wash brushes!! I do something like this too.

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  10. Love it. I use brush egg and shampoo for my makeup brushes.

    Charming Coco
    Instagram

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  11. Thank you so much for this nice post! I really like the products.. I use a simple soap and a Sigma glove ! xx

    aishettina.blogspot.it

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  12. I have to disagree here, I hate cleaning my make-up brushes! Think it's such an annoying job, I can't remember where I heard it but someone said to wash them with conditioner for a really good clean. I've actually never even thought about buying a product to make my life easier so will test out one of these ASAP.
    Kate || www.katerattley.com

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    1. Haha it definitely is a love/hate thing! I've never heard that before but I might try it next time they are due a wash! Xx

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  13. I have one of those 'eggs' too it makes life so much easier! x

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  14. I love hearing how other people clean their brushes! I use a tool like the one you've got and some baby shampoo! X
    Kate// itskaterose.com

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    1. It seems like a lot of people use baby shampoo too! Xx

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  15. I adore washing my brushes...definitely with you that its so therapeutic. Its my little time to slap on a mask and just relax. I still haven't tried any of the Dr Bronner Magic Soaps. Shocking, I know xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. Hehe it feels so good doesn't it! And even better the next day when you can put your makeup on with nice clean brushes! Xx

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  16. I love washing my brushes as well, although I was my foundation and powder brushes waaaay more often than my eye brushes which is naughty of me! This castle soap sounds really good, I normally use baby shampoo and that works a treat. I need of one of those things you rub your brushes against to get gunk off!

    Tia | < a href="http://www.the10amblog.com">The 10am Blog

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  17. I've heard great things about the castille soap! I use Freedom's brush bath is so easy to use x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

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    1. Ooh I haven't heard of that but it sounds great! Xx

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  18. I have that same spray and I really like it. They also do one which disinfects your makeup which I love xx

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    1. I saw that too! It sounds like a great idea too! Xx

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  19. I definitely want to try one of those Dr bonner soaps to clean my brushes. I like that they have different scents. I've been using the johnsons baby shampoo for cleaning my brushes and I like it but I feel like mixing things up. I've been using one of those brush egg things as well to clean my brushes but i want to get one of those detailed brush cleaning matts to clean my brushes, I've seen many dupes around. Great post as usual dani. x

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. Thank you! I want a mat now too after hearing people mention it! Xx

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  20. I tend to use shampoo lol

    Was lovely reading how you do it.

    Happy Thursday babe! Kisses,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

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  21. I have that brush egg and I love it, I actually just use baby shampoo to clean my brushes. I should invest in an actual brush cleaner I am sure it would do the job much quicker. Gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  22. I always tell my mum to come and see the difference between dirty and clean but I don't think she cares at all haha! I need to check out that soap it's quite cheap considering!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. It's amazing and a bottle will last you forever! X

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  23. I love using the brush egg, its such a bargain and does a great job, I'm so happy I managed to hunt it down off amazon. This post reminded me of how much I need to give my brushes a wash, aah!

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha it's getting to that time for me too! Xx

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  24. I need to try the Dr Bronners Cleaner as always hear great things! Anything that makes the task better is worth investing! Kelly xx
    ww.KELLiLASH.com

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  25. Love seeing the different ways people clean brushes. I use olive oil and baby shampoo for a thorough clean. Thanks for sharing.

    xo,
    I AM YASMIN

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    1. I've never thought of using olive oil but I think that would be great for some of my buffing brushes! Xx

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  26. For some reason I've always enjoyed reading how others wash their makeup brush. I find it interesting and a great way to discover new products. I use products you can find at a supermarket and have done a "how to...." over on my blog.
    Rachael Blogs Beauty

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