Diva Style: :Beautylicious Mondays:

Monday, May 16, 2011

:Beautylicious Mondays:

I wanted to do a post about how to properly clean makeup brushes.
I've used a lot of different cleaning agents over the years, including actual brush cleanser, anti-bacterial handsoap, Johnson's baby shampoo...but I think I finally found the perfect cleaning combo!

Pour a quarter size of antibacterial dishwashing detergent
and about the same amount of olive oil onto a plate...
from what I observed, the olive oil actually helps alleviate smells
from the brushes,which made me oh so ecstatic. *major thumbs up for that!*
This combo also softens brushes and assists in preserving the fibers.

 Gather your brushes in small groups (depending on how many you have)
and wet the actual brush fibers.

Gently swirl the brushes in the cleansing solution you've prepared.

Swirl the brush(es) in the palm of your hand
under running water as you press out the dirt.
Repeat this process until you see no further traces of residue.

Press out excess water and dry using your preferred method.
I normally lay mine on their sides on a flat surface,
but this can potentially allow water to seep into the handles--
loosening the brush fibers from the actual handle.
There are a few ways that you can prevent this.
See the following video for one option:

Using brush guards will allow you to place your brushes into a glass, cup or mug
brush side down so that the water does not seep into the handle.
Using these covers will also assist in keeping the
original shape of the brush when in storage.

I hope this helps someone out there who's been
looking for the perfect brush cleaning method!


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