I am going to let you in on a little secret, spot cleaning your brushes doesn’t have to be a daunting task anymore. This is a quick, easy and effective way to clean and sanitize your brushes; I wouldn’t recommend this technique every time you need to clean your brushes just because it can dry out the bristles. I usually wash my brushes with Shampoo and Olive oil, that will do the trick but like I said this is the fast and easy way to spot clean. The best part is that your brushes dry within a couple of minutes and the larger brushes I would give about 10 minutes to dry. All you need are these four items.
- 70% Isopropyl Alcohol
- A small bowl
- A dish rag you wont be using afterwards
- Your makeup brushes
It will all depend on how many brushes you have to clean, I have about 25 to clean today so this amount will be more then enough
(I poured a little bit more then I needed)
This is my foundation brush , as you can tell this brush is full of foundation and is in desperate need of cleaning
Add about 1/4 cup of alcohol, dip your brush in and swivel it, and push it against the bottom of the bowl, once you see the excess dirt in the alcohol, push the brush gently against the sides of the bowl so any excess alcohol can come out.
Spend about 20 seconds swishing your brush around, the product comes out instantly
You can see with this foundation brush how much product has come out. Wooah!, this cleaning was way over due!
We aren’t done yet, to fully get all the product out we need to gently brush it against the dish rag, doing this for about 1 minute. Some times I would have to repeat this process more then once to get it fully clean.
This foundation brush is free from bacteria and the best part is that this dries within a couple of minutes!
Here is another photo of the same exact angled brush. The one on the left has been cleaned ( a little bit damp) unlike the one on the right which is filled with products.
Here is another photo, just look at all the eye shadow.
The brushes I have shown in this blog are the Luxie Rose Gold Collection. Unfortuntely these brushes are out of stock at the moment, I don’t know when they will be restocking but Here is the Link to their website if you interested http://www.luxiebeauty.com/
This is a safe and effective way to clean your brushes. Although I must warn you, please do not do this the apply makeup with these brushes without letting them dry.
Hope you enjoyed this little how-to!