It is really important to keep your brushes clean. So many people dont even think of cleaning their brushes! If you are reading this and don't, START NOW! It will prevent skin problems, prevent colour mixing and help make your brushes last longer!
When I initially started cleaning my brushes I was advised by a MAC make-up artist to use baby shampoo, by massaging the shampoo onto the brush and washing it under a hot tap. I found this messy, time consuming and my brushes didn't always clean up so well. Some prefer methods like this, but I've found a simple solution!
I recently purchased some new brushes from Real Techniques which I absolutely LOVE and I decided that I wanted to be super good and buy some brush cleaner. So I did and now cleaning my brushes is no longer a chore and I find it so satisfying (is that sad?)!
How to clean your brushes:
Below are my very dirty brushes. I just wanted to show what they looked like before.
1. Firstly I take my brush cleaner, which I bought from amazon for just under £5. And it may only be 150ml but you really don't need much, to get your brushes super clean!
2. Take a piece of kitchen roll and fold it up and put a little bit of the cleaner onto the tissue. You really dont need much of the cleaner - so dont go crazy! You can also use large cotton wool pads too - it all works the same! (I also advise you do this in the bathroom as brush cleaner can damage surfaces if left on them!)
3. Next take a brush and swirl it onto the tissue in clockwork motions (softly) until the brush is clean. This literally takes a minute depending on how dirty your brushes are. You can also use this cleaner to deep clean your bushes, by squeezing some of the solution into a bowl and soaking the tips of your brushes for 15 minutes. I also unfold the tissue and then fold it back on itself, when I start cleaning a different brush. But you can just take a new piece of kitchen roll or a new cotton wool pad.
4. Finally after 3 simple steps your bushes are sparkly clean! Just take a look at mine now! I also love the fact this brush cleaner is scent free and doesn't make my brushes soaking wet, so if need be, I could use them straight after! However, you may want to rinse them afterwards, this is up to you (I do this when I deep clean them as they have been soaking in the solution).
This professional brush cleaner works so well! You can use it to deep clean or quickly clean your brushes! This brush cleaner is a gentle solvent and is suitable for any cosmetic brushes. I highly recommend it!
You can buy this brush cleaner here!
How do you clean your brushes?