I had some brushes to clean today, and so I decided to share how I like to do it. I wash my heavily used brushes (foundation, eyeliner) every few days, and the rest I clean when they look like they need it (I never never wait longer than a week, though.)
I’ve been using the Sonia Kashuk brush cleanser, but I don’t think I would buy it again. Once it runs out, I’m just going to fill the bottle up with some really diluted anti-bacterial soap… because I think that’s all it really is. For more deep cleaning purposes, (Think dried eyeliner) I use some of the Johnson’s baby shampoo/ baby body wash- whichever I can find in the little 99 cent bottles. This time it was body wash. So exciting.
This is pretty self-explanatory, but basically, I soak my brushes, and then work in a “soap to cleanser” ratio until they’re clean, rinse it all out, and lay them flat to dry- usually overnight.
Gel eyeliner is the only thing that I can’t get out with cleanser and soap. Instead, I just use some eye makeup remover to get the eyeliner off, and then I just make sure to get all the remover out of the brush with cleanser. I like the Almay eye makeup remover pads the best. If I’m only cleaning brushes with them, I’ll just cut one in half.
As exciting as it is, I do think its really important to clean your brushes.
Does anyone do anything differently, or know of any cleansers that you think are worth it?
Let me know!