Thursday, October 13, 2011

How I clean my brushes

Lately I've been getting little lumps on my skin with the increased routine of wearing make-up. I use to never wear makeup much but feel the need to now that I'm getting older and the tone of my skin isn't as good as it use to be =(

I think a contributing factor to the lumps of my skin is my lack of routine in cleaning my brushes. Brushes should be cleaned once a week to get rid of bacteria and remove excess makeup.

I use to use the technique that Michelle Phan uses (YouTube beauty guru) where she uses olive oil and dishwashing detergent. Running low on dishwashing detergent so I decided to use baby shampoo.

This one works really well.

What to do:
1. Rinse brush with luke warm water
2. Squeeze pea size amount of baby shampoo onto palm
3. Swirl brush into palm, collecting the shampoo
3. Rinse and repeat until the suds of the shampoo turn white, meaning that all the gunk has been washed out the brush

Hope this was helpful. Baby shampoo is an inexpensive way to wash your makeup brushes

I put my cleaned brushes on a rolled up towel with the bristles facing down so the excess water drains out. Got this idea of BeautyQQ 

1 comment:

  1. I love EcoTools too. My fave is their small pencil brush that comes in a small travel kit.