It’s that time to Refresh our Makeup Tools a.k.a Brushes
Before I get stated with today’s post on cleaning our makeup brushes, I just want to give you a run down on my MIA status as of late.
I know I haven’t posted in a week and I’ve just been super busy this past week.
I’ve been trying to keep up with my workout routine so I’ve been running to the beach after work then by the time I get home, take a shower to wash up all the nasty humidity induced sweat then by that time I lay on the couch and crash out before even noticing.
I have done one thing “non-surgical” thing on Monday so I can’t wait to write that up when the results fully kick in. It’s something that I’ve never thought about really taking the plunge to do, but as of now, I’m glad I took the plunge to do. So don’t forget the keep checking back to see the exciting news!
Now back to the reason we’re here today. I try to at least clean out all my most used makeup brushes every 2 weeks.
I most use, Sigma, MAC, and Real Techniques makeup brushes for my face, eyes, and lips.
Can ya tell that they’re past due to get their cleaning?
All I used to clean these brushes are:
- small kitchen towel
- Dawn dish soap
- 2 bowls
- warm water
I get the water running to get warm then I put the warm in one of the bowls. I put a mixture of a little bit of warm water, vinegar, and Dawn dish soap into the other bowl.
Lay my towel out on the counter so I can put the completed brushes on there to dry out.
What I do with the bowl with the cleaning mixture, I get 2-3 brushes together and swirl it around in the bowl with the mixture then I transport those brushes in the bowl with just the warm water in it and let them sit in there while I continue with the other brushes.
Then after I’m done with swirling all the dirty makeup brushes in the cleaning mixture, I get into the bowl that has the cleaned brushes setting in the warm water then I work the mixture on the brushes by swirling them on my palm to get the stubborn leftover makeup off them then do a final rinse from a running facet then lay them down on the kitchen towel for them the dry.
Short and sweet huh??
You don’t always have to go out and buy some fancy makeup brush cleaner. The stuff that you already have at home does just as a better job.
The finished products are just now waiting to completely dry that way I can go ahead and put them back into my makeup brush containers and I don’t have the worry about getting leftover products on a nicely new refreshed face.
My favorite makeup brushes that I use are: Sigma, MAC (go figure right?), Real Techniques, and Eco Tools.
There’s all types of household products that you can use to clean your makeup brushes.
What are some that you use??