Thursday, 1 September 2011

Squeaky clean brushes...

As any makeup lover will know keeping your makeup brushes clean is extremely important if you want your brushes to work to there best and above all not spread a brush of bacteria over your face. I clean my brushes once a week, when I'm not being lazy! I've done a step by step guide of how I deep clean my brushes, different people choose to clean there brushes in different ways, this is just how I do it! :)

1. squirt a circle of washing up liquid on to a plate, along with a small amount of olive oil (I used sunflower oil as thats all I had but a very small amount)

2. Rub the brush onto the plate putting it into both the washing up liquid and oil.

3. Wipe the brush over the hand in a gentle motion
4. Lay the brushes down on a tissue while you finish with the rest of the brushes.
5. Once you have done this to all your brushes wash them under a tap till the water runs clear.
6. the last step is to leave you brushes hanging upside down, this is quite difficult to do and means you really have to work with what you have got. I uses some shelving and stick my bigger brushes between the bars. For my smaller brushes I hang them around the frame of my bed! If you really can't find somewhere than rest them on their side!

Before and after shots of my ELF Stipple brush!

I hope that this has helped people wondering how to clean their brushes, please remember that this is just how I do it and what I have learnt from other people. I know lots of people do this different ways but I feel this works best for me!


  1. I clean them with Johnsons baby shampoo. :)

  2. I use Johnsons baby oil, it usually does the trick!

  3. oohh that's such a good idea! I have to try this aswell.. thanks for sharing:) p.s. I entered a blogger contest and I really need you to 'like' my picture.. it only takes a second. I'd really appreciated. here is an explanation:

  4. good idea !
    thanks for share :)


  5. Wow, there is such a difference in the before and after shot of that brush! aha! thanks for this post, very helpful!

  6. hey that's some great advice thanks for charing! also thank you for visiting and leaving a lovely comment. I've enjoyed my visit to your blog and i will be following, hope you will follow mine too if you like it..


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