CLEANING YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES AT HOME
I use the EastMan Brush cleaner for spot cleaning and the Johnson's Baby Shampoo for when I have to give my brushes a deep cleaning. The EastMan Brush cleaner can be bought from Ivy League here in Hong Kong and the Johnson's Baby Shampoo can be bought from any super market.
EASTMAN BRUSH CLEANER
This brush cleaner has different sizes and so you can choose which one you want. I bought this size because its travel friendly and has a spray nozzle so dispensing the product is easy. I bought it from Ivy League for HK$68 which is reasonable because it lasts quite a long time.
To use the brush cleaner the best way is to spray it onto a kitchen towel/paper towel and then swirl your brush around it to clean it. All the makeup immediately comes off and the brushes are cleaned. Its not a deep cleaning but more like a spot cleaning. Specially if you have two clients at one time and need to quickly clean your brushes in between this is perfect. You can use it even for yourself in case you don't have time to give your brushes a proper deep cleaning. I always take this with me when I go on holiday and use it when ever I have to do a clients makeup.
JOHNSON'S BABY SHAMPOO
I have used my expensive shampoos and dish washer liquid to clean my makeup brushes but I could never find one that actually was able to give a proper deep clean and one that I liked. It wasn't until I read it on Gill Mclaughlin's Blog that I first came across using baby shampoo as a brush cleaner.From the first day I started using it I loved it. My brushes got a good cleansing, the makeup brushes smelt lovely afterwards and the best part is its so gentle on the bristles. Another thing to remember is its inexpensive and easy to get. I just take one pump per brush onto my palm and then swirl he brush around and everything comes off and then hold it under running lukewarm water to rinse it off. Its that easy and simple.
I have been sticking to these two brush cleaners and love this combination. I will be sticking with this for awhile for sure and definitely recommend the Johnson's Baby Shampoo to wash your makeup brushes as some of you might not be able to get the EastMan's brush cleaner that easily. Both are inexpensive and get the job done with ease.
How do you wash your brushes? What do you use to wash your brushes? Let me know what you think in the comment box below.