Feb 08, 2012
what about cleaning sanitizing products? like lipsticks and pencils??
Feb 09, 2012
I do what Mac does: dip in alcohol, wipe or sharpen, dip again, let dry
Feb 27, 2012
I wash my brushes with a mild, cheap shampoo at home, then when they're dried I dip them in 70 percent alcohol, with clients I'd use disposables if there was a visible contraindication, if not i'd wipe the brushes with baby wipes and rinse if possible and then dip in the alcohol again. You should always use 70 percent alcohol spray!!
Please don't "dip" your brushes in alcohol! It's not good for them to be saturated in alcohol - it wears on the bristles and dries them out (and makes them reek like alcohol).
Instead, spray a tissue with alcohol and thoroughly wipe the brush against the tissue. The alcohol just needs to contact the fibers to sanitize them. For fuller brushes and nylon/taklon brushes, mist them directly and immediately wipe off the excess. Washing at home in shampoo for color-treated hair should remove the remainder of pigment left in your brushes.
Same goes for products. MAC teaches to dip, but this can eat away at lipsticks and softer pencils. Spray the pencil with alcohol and immediately sharpen. For lipsticks, spray a tissue with alcohol and rub the flat end of the lipstick against the alcohol, and then roll the outside against the alcohol. This is just as effective as dipping, only less damaging to your products. I will tell you for a fact that alcohol can and will destroy many lipstick formulas - when I first started in makeup I had an issue with lipsticks getting soft and gooey and it was from the alcohol I was spraying on them! For lipstain markers, spray the tip directly and wipe on a tissue before use.
For powders and such, spray a tissue with alcohol and pat the surface of the product with it. Again, spraying your powder will saturate the surface and can drastically alter the formula and/or texture of the product.
Elf brush cleansing spray is very good n cheap
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