I have never posted about how I clean my makeup brushes, so I thought I would share. I used to be very bad about washing my brushes but I am trying to do it on a more regular basis. Keeping your brushes clean keeps dirt and germs out of the products you are dipping them into and I find it keeps my skin clearer because I am keeping dirt off my skin as well.
A long time ago, I watched a Youtube video from GlowofGrace and she used a bar soap to wash her brushes. Ever since then, this has been the method I use. She also used a brush cleaning glove from one of the brands which I don't use.
I use the bar soap from Dr. Bronner's. I am currently using the lavender scent. I keep the bar soap in a plastic soap dish from Target.
1. I run water and make sure the brush and soap are nice and wet. I swirl the brush around on the bar of soap.
2. I then swirl the soap brush around in the lid of the soap dish under the running water. This gets the product and the soap out of the brush. I don't find this method to be too harsh on my brushes or resulting in lots of shedding. I rarely need to replace a makeup brush because it wears out.
3. I then squeeze out any excess water and lay them out on my bathroom counter to dry. I use a few towels to prop them up so that the water runs out of the bristles instead of down into the brush where they may come unglued.
I have purchased this brush egg off of Amazon to clean my brushes. But I honestly feel that swirling them around in the lid of the soap dish cleans them just as well. It wasn't expensive so I will keep it around but I don't feel it is necessary.
This is a super simple technique but I feel that it works for me. I can see the product running out of my brushes and they definitely look cleaner when I am done so it must be working:)
Do you have any tips or techniques that work well for you? Please share!
*All opinions are my own. All products were purchased with my own money. I was not compensated in any way for this post.