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Quick Fixin’ Brush Cleaning

Are you a busy lady who loves her makeup? Yeah that sounds like me. Well when I first started delving into the makeup world my once almost pimple free face decided to behave badly. I didn’t realize it for a while until I it dawned on me that I wasn’t taking proper care of my brushes.
So then I started trying to wash them weekly but on busy weekends sometimes I forgot. Now just the regular old gentle soap and water will be sufficient to give a proper cleaning but I also need a quick fix for those days when the makeup brushes were stained from the multicoloured shadows and blushes I was using. Along came Sacha’s professional brush cleaner which I got from their Image Centre in the Auzonville Mall and this has changed my world immensely.
Front and back view of Sacha Professional Brush Cleaner
You can simply follow the directions on how to use the cleaner by spraying the cleaner onto the bristles of your brushes and gently wiping off on a cloth. I use this method but also apply a little of the cleaner onto the cloth or paper towel and keeping gently rubbing the bristles into this until you don’t see any more colour coming off.
So let’s start my little experiment now. I wanted to see how the brush cleaner would work on different types of bristles. I am using a natural, synthetic and duo-fiber brushes. The natural bristle brush was used to apply a pigmented blue eye-shadow, the synthetic brush applied a creamy skin coloured base and the duo-fiber brush a pigmented peach blush. Each brush underwent the method I specified above using paper towels.
From left to right: synthetic brush, natural brush and duo-fiber brush before cleaning
From left to right: synthetic brush, natural brush and duo-fiber brush after cleaning
So you can see especially with the duo fiber brush that they do come really clean. I did find that the synthetic brush with the creamy product didn’t come all off though. You can see now that the addition of some extra cleaner onto the paper towel comes in handy to really remove all the makeup. I tend to wipe the brushes in a line and then move off to the side until the colour disappears.
Of course if you don’t have this cleaner, you can use baby wipes. If you also look at the ingredients of this cleaner it is basically water and alcohol so try substituting with methylated spirits instead. This method is just what I prefer for my brush cleaning in between my regular washing.
Happy cleaning!
XOXO
Naomi

Comments

  1. Never thought to get this. I wash on weekends and use rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle with wipes during the week. My brushes are super dirty right now though *shame face* too lazy!

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    1. Well it's whatever works best for you. Rubbing alcohol is just the same as this anyway!

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  2. Decent idea! I usually forget with so much going on, so I'll try their stuff before doing my own concoction!!Thanks :-)

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  3. You know Naomi, went and bought brush cleaners and all that stuff, but in the end what works Amazing for me is Dawn dishwashing liquid. A huge bottle will last forever and the it cleans the brush really well. I just make sure to rinse them well , and angle them on the top of a soft towel on top of the water heater. By morning they are all dry and super soft ( even my dense dome brush). Takes a little bit of discipline to remember to do it though..... on side... Girl if you had seen how Krystal dries her powder brush!! She wants to kill them fast yes.

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    1. Oh yes I use just a liquid soap for my regular cleaning! But I always forget to remember on the weekends to do this! So this brush cleaner is just my quick fix really. Which krystal are you referring too?

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