Thursday, August 1, 2013

How I Deep Clean My Makeup Brushes--Super Easy


Today I come with a post that pertains to something that we all hate to do but certainly must and that is washing our makeup brushes.  For years I took the route of washing my brushes, no matter the bristle type, with baby shampoo and then rinsing them off with lukewarm water.  That method took longer than I liked and to be honest I wasn't noticing that deep clean that one should notice when they spend Saturday nights deep cleaning their makeup brushes.  I would always notice residual product in my brushes which would force me to re-wash my brushes with the baby shampoo a number of times before all product was completely washed out.  I'm not about that life.

Enter my new found love:

As we already know, I love Shea Moisture products and recently I came across this post by the lovely beauty blogger, Fancie of Fancieland.  Needless to say she sold me on the product and a few days later I was hitting the pavement to get my own bar of soap.  Let me just tell you that it only takes one wash to get ANY brush completely washed, this is love.  It does not leave a scent behind once dry but when the brushes are wet you can smell a mix of lemon and ginger which thankfully dries down.  Below are before and after pictures of my dirty brushes, I've compiled them side by side so that you can have a clear picture of the sorcery that happens after cleaning them with the soap. 

 You'll need about a cup of water and of course the bar of soap handy. :)

First I dip the bristles into the cup of water and then I swish the brush around the bar of soap making sure to build up a lather, then I gently massage the brush and proceed to rinse with lukewarm water and voila!  My brushes are still soft and none them fell victim to shedding.

See that?  My e.l.f. foundation brush is practically like new again because of this hefty soap.  8 ounces of this soap is sure to last me a while and at $4.99 I would say it's a steal because of the amount of product you're getting, it's dual purpose (you can also use this to shower/bathe), and it's an all natural product.  I would definitely recommend if you're in the market for a brush cleaner that actually works and won't break the bank. 

Have you tried this before?  I'd love to hear from you!    

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