Thursday, August 20, 2009

how to clean your make up brushes

make up brushes need to be properly cared for to ensure their longevity
esp since they are an investment.

i usually spot clean my brushes about once a week
and every 3-4 i give them a good deep shampooing.

for spot cleaning grab a bounty towel
fold it into fours and dab some mac brush cleanser
swipe brush side to side against the towel until
the brush is clean mold the bristles back into shape
& lay flat to dry

for a deep cleanse
take the sponge from inside ur cleansing jar
an moisten with water place sponge back in jar with the blue part down
and add about a nickel sized dab of johnson & johnson baby shampoo
swipe brush side to side against the white bristles of the sponge
use this method for small eye brushes

for face brushes
hold the wooden end of the brush and run only the bristles under water to moisten make sure u do not get the metal part wet !!
add baby shampoo to the palm of ur hand and swoosh the brush back in forth
until it lathers ur palm will be brown at this point rinse the brush & repeat until
the lather is almost white rinse & lay flat to dry

materials needed
- mac brush cleanser 235ml $11 @ mac pro stores
- johnson & johnson baby shampoo $4 @ target
- brush cleansing jar $5.49 @ michaels (found in the brushes section)
- replacement sponges x2 for jar $3.99 @ michaels 
you can also visit the online store for the jar loewcornellproducts
(i put the link... because michaels can be a pain to navigate thru)

1 comment:

  1. I love that you made this a post :). I was pretty clueless to this before you told me the other day :)