Cleaning up Make-Up brushes & other supplies

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Sep 22, 2012

Cynthia H.

Hey Whit, I usually clean all my makeup brushes once a week because I use them all weekly. I also spot clean then with elfs daily brush cleaner which you can get from Target. You can use dish washing liquid with a small amount of coconut oil. Coconut oil is naturally a disinfectant and it is anti bacterial. Be careful though to not get too much oil in that mixture because it could ruin your brushes. Good luck! 

it depends on what you feel that works for you...
I have used baby shampoo, a mix between olive oil liquid dish soap and shampoo, or regular shampoo...
Everyone has different things that work for them.
how often I agree once a week, but remember to spot clean them, I use 90% rubbing alcohol.

Sep 22, 2012

Kelly G.

My skin is very sensitive, so I clean my brushes after every use. I use a product called "the masters brush cleaner" which is made for artists brushes. Really any gentle face/body wash or shampoo will be fine. Before that I was using purity made simple.
You probably don't need to wash your eye brushes after every use, but maybe try washing what you use on your face. See if you break out les. Can't hurt to try. 

Sep 22, 2012

Abbi P.

I personally love MAC's brush cleaner and after trying several different brands this is the one I swear by, I, like most clean my brushes weekly and as needed. I've never had to throw away or replace a brush ever, if you take proper care when cleaning them there's no reason to replace them unless you're just feeling like something new :)

Sep 22, 2012

Courtney Layne B.

Cetaphil every 2 weeks

Sep 24, 2012

Jessi J.

I deep clean my brushes once a week with warm water and baby shampoo and spot clean with MAC brush cleaner in between uses- for my personal brushes
With the brushes in my kit I wash with shampoo and warm water with every new client

Sep 24, 2012

Lucie C.

Absolutely cinema secrets brush cleaner! Worth every penny and leaves brushes looking like new.

Sep 25, 2012

Lydia C.

1/4 surgical spirits, 3/4 water.. buy a cheap spray bottle n away u go.. so much cheaper then shop bought cleaners and gentle on skin if you have sensitive skin!! 

Sep 26, 2012

Shelly T.

MAC brush cleanser for spot cleaning. Baby shampoo for deep cleaning.

Sep 26, 2012

Jamie C.

Isopropyl alcohol works great on pesky products like foundation, lip tars and dark shadows. It also disinfects. For light cleaning I use brush cleaner or mild soap. 

Sep 27, 2012

Gina S.

Bobbi brown spray brush cleaner Is the the best and worth the money

Sep 27, 2012

Emma J.

I clean my brushes after every use. Well my professional ones anyway. The ones I use on my own face about once a week. 

Mac brush cleaner is wonderful and in addition to that I use philosophy's purity from Sephora. The small bottle is $10. 

Sep 27, 2012

Sarah P.

I use baby shampoo most of the time. But once in a while ill use the antibacterial hand soap from bath and body works. Justice foaming one. It kills germs and it leaves the bristle smelling good. I wash my brushes about once every week and a half to two weeks, but I've got a few face brushes that I switch out. For eye brushes I just spot clean with Mac cleanser in between deep cleanings. 

Sep 27, 2012

Yesenia P.

I clean my face brushes after two uses with 91% alcohol and anti bacterial hand soap... 

Sep 27, 2012

Tiffany D.

I clean my brushes every day and I use baby shampoo

Sep 27, 2012

Amy E.

You should use a product such as "brush off" or an IPA alcohol and once the brush is damp rub on a tissue. you should do this until they are clean, and after EVERY use. For larger poof brushes that will drink this sort of product use a gentle baby shampoo and allow to dry naturally. you can also use the baby shampoo to soften the brushes once a week.
If you take good care of your brushes then they can last a lifetime and still be hygienic.
Remember germs and bacteria multiply quickly and if your brushes (especially eye ones) are not pristine you are at risk of infection.

Oct 02, 2012

Kai Y.

I use professional hair shampoo to clean my make up brushes. I try to clean it at least once every week. I would recommend if you use your foundation brush daily it might be good to wash it every day.... :)

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