Sunday, May 14, 2017

How I clean my make up brushes

Hi everyone!

My make up brushes were a little dirty, so it was time to wash them, and I thought I'd share with you how I like to keep them clean and soft! I like to wash them every single week for hygiene reasons, because a build up of bits of make up and bacteria can easily get stuck inside of them, which can cause clogged pores and pesky breakouts. To be honest, washing my brushes is one of my least favourite chores to do, simply because I have way too many of them, and my arms always start to hurt a lot! But you know, that's life, and it just needs to be done.

I've recently thrown away about half of my brush collection, so that did cut down time, though. They were pretty old and started shedding, so I do need to buy a new set soon. They were all Sigma brushes, and to be honest it did hurt a bit to say goodbye to them! But they've lasted for many years, so they were definitely worth the money I spent on them at the time. Sigma is quite pricey though, but I've heard great things about Morphe as well, so I'm thinking of maybe buying a Morphe set. Please let me know if you're a fan of Morphe brushes, because I'd love to hear your opinion on them :) High quality make up brushes are always a bit of an investment, so I do wish to spend my money wisely.

Anyway, because it's the weekend, I decided this would be a good time to wash my brushes! I like using a spray brush cleanser after every use, but when I deep clean them like today, I use baby shampoo to get them as clean and as soft as possible :) The pink silicone thing in my sink is a brush cleansing palette I bought from Real Techniques. I'm aware I'm not using it the way it's supposed to be used (I'm supposed to hold it in my hand), but I find it works a lot better when I place it in my sink like this. I add a small pump of baby shampoo on the RT palette, run my brushes under some lukewarm water, and then wash them on the cleansing palette until they're all clean :) Be careful when you do this, and try to focus on the actual bristles while avoiding the (often metal) part of the brush where handle meets the head, because this may loosen the glue over time. When the water runs clear from the brush, I use a small cloth to reshape the hairs, and finish by laying my brushes flat to dry overnight. Smaller ones like lip or eye brushes don't take very long to dry, but do note that larger brushes (such as powder or foundation brushes) may take a few hours to fully dry.


How do you clean your make up brushes? And do you recommend Morphe brushes to me?

23 comments:

  1. Sure know how to get them done with your cleaning run.

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  2. I don't think my wife cleans hers since I've never seen her do it. She really should. Be like using the same toothbrush for five years

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  3. I don't have make up brushes, the only brushes I have are paint brushes and I use white spirit on them which I don't recommend you use on your brushes. Ha!

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  4. The fact that all of the comments so far are from guys is hilarious to me. So here's one more clueless guy throwing his hat into the ring and saying that he has no idea about any of this. But my wife is pretty meticulous about cleaning all of her make up related stuff.

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    1. They're just totally into make up, you know?

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  5. Looks really interesting! Thanks for sharing)

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  6. I have one of those--I do the same and put it in my sink

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  7. you have a very nice bathroom! Do professional make up artists wash brushes after every customer or celebrity they work on?

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    1. I have a separate set of brushes that I use on clients (mostly brides) only, and I wash them after every use, so I assume make up artists do the same!

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  8. Gotta clean up your brushes, ha ha ha.

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  9. I have the mat! I have a bag full of brushes that need to be cleaned LOL Love the system you have in place.
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  10. Man! I hate cleaning brushes too! When I was freelancing as a makeup artist, I had to it at the end of the day every day, which is probably why I don't like doing it now. Thanks for the reminder, Sharon:D And I've never tried Sigma nor Morphe...I want to now!

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  11. That brush mat is amazing- what a handy tool!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  12. Eu gosto dos desodorantes em creme. Mas confesso que prefiro os em spray mesmo! hehehe! ;D

    Gostei de saber como você limpa os seus pincéis! Eu normalmente lavo com qualquer shampoo que seja transparente.

    Ótima terça!

    Beijo! ^^

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  13. Thanks a lot :D

    Amazing post and super useful tip my dear :D

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  14. Adorei saber como você limpa seus pincéis de make. hehe
    Beijos. ♥

    Diário da Lady

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  15. I've just realised that I can't even remember when I last cleaned my make-up brushes! So, thanks for the reminder - the pink silicone thing looks really useful and thanks for the tip about baby shampoo!
    Julia x
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  16. I clean my brushes the exact same way as you, I ever have the RT palette :)

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  17. well I really needed to clean my stash..thanks :))

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  18. i don't wear makeup too often just because i hate taking it off so i never actually thought of cleaning my brushes!
    but thanks for sharing...baby shampoo seems like a great idea! :)

    be blessed,
    ashley

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  19. Ahh, thanks for the reminder to clean my makeup brushes! Looking at your huge collection in these photos, I can see why your arms start to ache while cleaning them all, haha!

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  20. I'm in love with make-up brushes, I loved the way washed them. Thanks for the affection there on the blog, you're cute. Have a nice day kisses !
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