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3 Ways to Clean Your Makeup Brushes + Cleaning Your beautyblender

Over the past year I’ve had several requests to make a video on how to clean your makeup brushes. This important chore is often overlooked, which isn’t good because it’s very important to keep you brushes clean and sanitary. Aint’ nobody one got time for dirty makeup brushes!

Seriously though, our brushes collect oil, bacteria, and lots of other icky stuff, so we need to be sure we keep the clean so we don’t continue to rub all that gross stuff onto our eyes, faces, etc.

Method One: Deep Clean with Baby Shampoo

  1. Buy yourself some baby shampoo, yes, baby shampoo! It’s super gentle and won’t harm your brushes.
  2. Dampen your brush with lukewarm water and dip it in a little bit of the shampoo.
  3. Swirl your brush around in the palm of your hand to loosen up the makeup and get all the hairs nice and clean. Rinse.
  4. Use a paper towel to pat off any excess water from the brush.
  5. Reshape the brush hairs with your fingers so when they dry, they will dry in the correct shape.
  6. Lay your brush on an angle. You want the brush hairs on a downward angle so water does not get into the base/shaft of the brush.
  7. Let dry and voila – clean brushes!

Method Two: Deep Clean and Condition with Dish Soap and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Grab some dish soap (I suggest using a natural one) and EVOO!

  1. In a dish, mix 2 parts soap to 1 part oil
  2. Just like the first method, dampen your brush with lukewarm water and swirl it in your mixture.
  3. Swirl your brush around in the palm of your hand to loosen up the makeup and get all the hairs nice and clean. Rinse.
  4. Use a paper towel to pat off any excess water from the brush.
  5. Reshape the brush hairs with your fingers so when they dry, they will dry in the correct shape.
  6. Lay your brush on an angle. You want the brush hairs on a downward angle so water does not get into the base/shaft of the brush.
  7. Let dry and voila – clean brushes!

Method Three: Spot Clean with a Brush Cleanser

  1. Get yourself a paper towel and pour some of your brush cleanser onto it.
  2. Swirl your dirty brush around in the cleanser until it start to swirl and look clean.
  3. Most brush cleansers will dry very quickly, which is why many makeup artists use them between clients.

Cleaning Your beautyblender

  1. Get your beautyblender wet, just like you would before using it, but don’t squeeze all the water out.
  2. Swirl your beautyblender around in the cleanser and rinse. Repeat until clean.
  3. Note: I have found that over time my beautyblender will get stains depending on the products used, so it’s normal if it still looks a little dirty after cleaning.

I hope you’ve all found this post helpful and will put some brush cleaning on your to-do list! It always seems to be on mine. :)

What is your go-to method for brush cleaning?

xx

Danielle

Beauty Blender Review: How To & Review on the beautyblender!

What are these squishy pink balls?!

I’m sure you’ve at least heard of these magical sponges by now, right? The beauty blender has hit the beauty scene with a bang this past year as we’ve seen celebrities and their makeup artists taking about them as well as beauty guru’s all of the internet raving. I believe Kim Kardashian is one of the celebs known for her use of the beauty blender.

(Note: The correct brand name is actually written as beautyblender, but for SEO purposes lets just split it up, OK?)

I have tried many brushes to apply my foundation. I’ve used the MAC 187 brush, the Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush, and have tried some of the Real Techniques brushes. While each of them works well, I have to tell you that not one of them applies my foundations as flawlessly as the beauty blender.

Keep it in mind, the type of foundation you’re using my play into which tool will work best for you. For reference I’ve used the beauty blender with Urban Decay Naked Skin, Nars Sheer Glow, Revlon Colorstay Whipped and it’s worked marvelously on all of them.

Now that your interest is piqued, you might still be confused on how to use this product and if it will really make that much of a difference. I recently filmed a video showing you how to use the beauty blender and I also give you my thoughts and review it.

You can purchase the beauty blender on its own, or in a kit with a cleansing solution to clean it. It’s really up to you there, but I bought mine on their own.

Cleaning your beauty blender is easy! I clean mine after every 1-2 uses because I do not want to get any bacteria on my skin. Yuck. I wet the beauty blender and swirl the dirtiest end in a tiny bit of anti-bacterial soap under warm water. I let the beauty blender soak up water, and rinse until all the soap is gone. Ta-da! Nice and sanitary!

I hope you’ll find my video demo helpful and that you’ll give this a product a go for yourself. It’s the real deal. :)

xx

Danielle