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.


  1. Love this post, I usually deep wash my brushes once a week too but I use the Johnsons baby shampoo and then give them a quick clean during the week using the clinique brush cleaner! :)

  2. Love this post, it actually reminded me that i need to clean my brushes too, whoops, better get started on them haha

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  3. This how I clean my brushes but I just tend to use soap haha, cheap and cheerful!xo

  4. I've just washed mine! I use the Johnsons baby shampoo and it works great. :)

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

  5. Love this post! I clean my brushes with the sephora brush cleaner (regularly). And for a deep clean use dish soap and olive oil :)

    xx Veronica

  6. great post, I try to wash my foundation brushes every day and all others once a week. Another user of baby shampoo here, it works a treat.

  7. I'm so lazy all the time, but this post very inspiring! :)

  8. i find i have to wash my real techniques buffing brush a lot more often too! but i try to get my other brushes cleaned once every 2 weeks if i can, depending on how much i've used them! i should wash them more, but it often slips my mind and i find it difficult to find time to let them dry! great post!
    nicola xxx

  9. I really need to start getting into a routine of cleaning my brushes. Great post :) x

  10. I usually wash my brushes on a Sunday too! However, i use Johnsons baby shampoo!

    sophierosehearts x

  11. I also normally was my brushes on Sunday. I love having clean brushes. I really want to try out more RT brushes, they all look so good. x

  12. This is a great post, definitely need to this more often. I'm too lazy!
    Daniella x

  13. I find it really satisfying cleaning my brushes, I know it sounds strange but I can't help it haha

    Tia xxx

  14. I need to clean my brushes way more often! I get so lazy! x

  15. I wash my brushes once a week too, I just use whatever soap or shampoo is in my bathroom at the time haha... I love the feel of clean brushes when I'm doing my makeup :)

    Frances xx

  16. What a lovely post! Your blog is lovely by the way! New follower! xx

  17. Great post, I try to clean my brushes once-twice a week!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  18. Goodness I am really bad!! I rarely clean my brushes but am a bit more motivated now reading how often everyone cleans their brushes!


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