Brush Cleaning Sunday



Most Sundays I'll try and give my makeup brushes a proper clean. During the week it's just a quick spritz with the e.l.f. Daily Brush Cleaner (£3.95) on a baby wipe (which is good to sanitise the brushes and remove most of the excess product) but this is what I do when I want them looking as good as new...


Large Brushes



BEFORE


This is how I wash my large face brushes. It's especially good for tightly-packed bristles. I've used Johnson's and Aldi's own brand for both the baby shampoo and baby oil before. There's no difference, so I'd suggest the Aldi as you can get large bottles of both for under £2.

STEP 1: Get a little tub and mix together 2 parts baby shampoo and 1 part baby oil
STEP 2: Swirl your brush around in the mixture
STEP 3: Massage the mixture in between the bristles
STEP 4: Rinse under warm water whilst gently squeezing the soap (and lots of orange stuff!) out


AFTER

Smaller Brushes


BEFORE


I use the Dr. Bronner Lavender Castille Soap* (from £1.99) for my smaller brushes. It's perfectly good for the larger ones too but I think the baby shampoo/oil works a little better and it's a lot cheaper. Whereas for small brushes you don't really have to do much squeezing out. I just massage this gently into my brushes then rinse with warm water. They also then smell nice and lavender-y!




AFTER


For both the large and small brushes I just leave them out to dry overnight, but if you're in a rush you can use a hairdryer on low heat. To do both usually takes me around 20 minutes or less.

On-the-Go

If I'm travelling, the e.l.f. Brush Shampoo (£3.95) is a really good all-rounder. It doesn't quite get every tiny bit of makeup off but it's small, affordable and works well with all my brushes.

How do you clean your makeup brushes?




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22 comments

  1. I clean my brushes in the same way as well and it works wonders doesn't it :) love how its so affordable too!!

    Melissa || www.vintagemelissa.co.uk x x

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    1. Yeah you really don't have to buy expensive stuff to get your brushes clean :) x

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  2. I also clean my brushes pretty much the same way minus the baby oil (I will have to try it from now on) and also on a Sunday! Have got into a routine of doing that and it's a great way to clean brushes weekly. Was using just regular baby shampoo until we got the sample size of Dr. Bronner Magic Soap and now I use that, it's amazing and I love the scent so will definite repurchase for this purpose x

    Beauty with charm | TOOFACED GIVEAWAY

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    1. I love the fragrance of it too. Apparently you can get it cheap from TK Maxx so I might repurchase it! x

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  3. You've given some awesome tips! I actually wash my brushes using shampoo! I find this really does the job and leaves them feeling super soft! I wash my brushes once a week too, its totally the best way to get into a routine!

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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    1. Yeah definitely plus it's not an unrealistic aim x

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  4. you've just reminded me I need to do mine haha! :) xo

    thebeautyideal.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Nice post but ohh I need to do mine but im all cosy on the sofa now ha! ♥

    Emilyldn.blogspot.com xx

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  6. wow never used baby oil before will have to try this! That ELF brush cleaners sounds great too! xx


    Jenny from Dream In Pink

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    1. The baby oil is good for conditioning and drawing product out x

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  7. Funny... everyone seems to love baby shampoo but I find it leaves my brushes a bit rough, especially the ones made of natural bristles. I tend to use my normal shampoo to wash my brushes. Now totally off topic... love your nail polish! :) Which one is it? xx

    Speaking Beauty UK | Nars, Urban Decay, YSL GIVEAWAY

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  8. What's the smaller black brush on the far left please? I love the look of that handle!
    I use Sainsbury's own brand baby shampoo to wash mine - works just as well as the Johnson's but I prefer the scent!

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  9. I use Johnson baby shampoo to clean mine as well, haven't tried baby oil though will have to give it a try! I'm so lazy with washing my brushes though haha x

    VNSX

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    1. It's so hard to get into a routine as actually washing them is really dull! X

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  10. Baby shampoo is a great way of cleaning brushes! I usually give them a quick wipe too during weekdays and give them a proper clean on weekly basis.

    Olivia x
    Beauty from the Fjord

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    1. Yeah, me too; it's 30 seconds with some baby wipes and the e.l.f. spray during the week! x

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  11. Ohh my I would have never thought to clean my Makeup Brushes with Baby Oil or Baby Shampoo! ^ w ^

    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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    1. It's definitely the cheapest and easiest way to get them looking good again :) x

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