26/08/2012

How to Clean Cosmetic Brushes


Cleaning your cosmetic brushes from time to time (once a week if you use them often) is really important in order to keep your skin clean when applying make-up. So far I haven't done it often enough but I also didn't have the right soap. Last week I bought this Barbara Hofman soap at my local perfumery Douglas for about 10€. I wasn't too happy about the price but I wasn't sure where to get a cheaper soap, maybe you know good online shops for such things? However even if I haven't been busy at cleaning my brushes until now, I got some tips on how to do it right in a make-up workshop I attended last winter. So here we go:


 It's important to use soaps without alcohol so the hair of the brush doesn't dry out and break.


 Use tepid water to foam the soap and then scrub the brush in the palm of your hand.


If you have brushes with wood handles you should take care that the water doesn't run into the handle because otherwise the wood might burst. Dry the brushes at room temperature on an absorbent cloth. Don't dry them with a hairdryer or on a radiator as this may lead to loss of the naural fat content of the hair.

After using the soap I can say that it's really effective and easy to use. Furthermore it has a lovely lemony smell. The only bad thing is the price but therefore the soap should last for a while.

Do you clean your brushes regularly and if yes do you use special soaps or something else?

25 comments:

  1. Lovely post.I'll remember this one when I'll put more make up in the future!:)

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  2. First time hearing of the soap but it seems like quite a rip-off to me! I've always used shampoos especially Johnson's baby shampoo to clean my make-up brushes and it works the same leaving your brushes extremely soft! (Learned it from youtube :P)

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    1. Baby shampoo sounds to be a really good alternative! I´ll definately try that when my soap is finished but I think that will take some time ;)
      xx

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  3. Hey! I just find your blog, and I very like it, I’m your new follower. I use Johnson's baby shampoo too, to clear my brushes. :)
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    Rose

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  5. I use baby shampoo to clean my brushes, but this bar cleanser looks really good and efficient (you don't waste much product). Great post:)

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  6. You inspired me to take care of my brushes. Thank you!

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  7. really cool advice ! thank you!

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  8. I usually clean my brushes often, that's important!
    Kiss

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  9. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by,
    I'm following you too :)

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  10. Great post! I like your blog :))


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  11. This is really useful! Thanks for sharing! :) xx

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  12. This is good to know :)

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  13. Great step to step guide, I needed this :)

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  15. this is very useful, you know dear Im pretty lazy with it but have to follow ur tips!:) kisses!

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  16. Great tip! I need to clean my brushes

    -Lisa
    The Lovely Memoir

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  17. Thanks for this tip!!! I use to clean the brushes with soap too!

    xoxo

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  18. I never thought of cleaning my makeup brushes.
    Thanks for the post.And you look so cute in your last post.
    xx

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  19. Thanks so much for this post! I've been thinking of different ways to wash my brush; this seems like an easy and efficient way to get the job done...

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  20. Great post! :D thanks for the follow! x followed you already. keep in touch! <3

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  21. Nice post! I wash my brushes with baby shampoo and it works great!
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