Love, Shelbey: How I Clean My Makeup Brushes (It's Not That Complicated)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

How I Clean My Makeup Brushes (It's Not That Complicated)

Hi guys!
Hump Day...WOOT WOOT!

I'm sorry, I just had to do it! If you have no clue what just happened, click here, it will explain everything perfectly ;)

Anyways, back to what this post is REALLY your makeup brushes.
For some reason, this is a really sensitive topic in the beauty community (especially on YouTube) There's always an issue about someone leaving the water on too long while washing, your pushing the brush the wrong way, and next thing you know, there's a flat out controversy on how to "properly" wash your brushes.

Here's my theory, if you take the time to even run them under water, YOU'RE DOING GOOD. Plain and simple. It's better than nothing. Although, I wouldn't recommend it...I ain't judging ya girl! Now, Don't get me wrong, cleaning your makeup brushes is very important.

 The fact of the matter is, no one washes their brushes once a week (keep lying to yourself) Especially when you're a self-proclaimed brush hoarder like myself. Sure, we do a little spot cleaning a few times out of the week, but not deep cleansing.

I wanted to share my simple and effective method for washing ALL of my brushes real, and synthetic.

Brush Cleanser 
I personally use the bareMinerals "Well-Cared For" Brush Conditioning Shampoo. It's what I've always used and it's just the most convenient to get since I work at a BM store. It works nicely and doesn't leave a nasty scent afterwards. If you don't have a "professional" brush shampoo, I recommend using something mild like Johnson and Johnson's Baby Shampoo.

The Deets

Pretty easy, huh? 
There's no need to complicate brush cleaning or freak out over the "right" way to do it. As long as you're taking the time to apply some sort of cleanser to them every so often, I wouldn't become consumed by it. 

Although, a lot of women with sensitive or acne-prone skin may need to consider washing more than usual, just to keep the germs to a complete minimum. That moment when I look at my brushes and say "Man those look ratchet...." I take those puppies to the sink! ha ha

Until next time...

P.S. - Here's my latest tutorial - I'm posting a video on how to use your Bare Minerals Starter Kit properly in a couple of days!

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes after I wash my bareMinerals brushes (the one's made of goat hair), the bristles are scratchy.. Will adding some conditioner eliminate this problem?