Sunday, 19 August 2012

Sunday Brush Laundry

Hi everyone!
I hope you are having a lovely Sunday. I will try to persuade my husband to take us to a park and maybe pack a nice lunch for a little picnic ;) The weather is beautiful and I wanted to take some pictures of my baby boy in a nice scenery :)

Every Sunday I wash all  the brushes I use daily. There is only one brush I wash more often- the Real Techniques Buffing Brush and I wash it every two days, because it gets dirty easily with liquid and mineral foundations.
I use Dr Bronner's organic Peppermint Castile Liquid Soap or FAB Gentle Body Wash.
I would recommend using the first  one though. It makes the cleaning much easier and smells lovely.
I got mine in Glossybox, but you can get a giant 472ml bottle here for £7.64 with free p&p.
I am sure that lovely Meg from Lipssofacto uses one of Dr Bronner's soaps to clean her brushes too.

I am guessing that everybody knows how to clean makeup brushes, so I am not going into detail.
One thing you need to remember is to hold the brushes pointing downwards during the process   to prevent water getting into the ferrule. Here is a step by step photo guide :)
Oh, and if you want to keep your brushes really soft, use any hair conditioner- it works wonders.
How often do you wash your brushes?

put a couple of drops of liquid soap onto a brush dampened in warm water
start swirling the brush in the palm of your hand to remove all the dirt and stubborn makeup
rinse the bristles until water runs clear
put your brushes on a clean towel and let them dry completely. It can take up to 10 hours.
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