Cleaning makeup brushes is one of those tedious tasks I dread. I tend to leave all my brushes until my entire collection resemble the colours of the rainbow! I attempt to give a brisk wash after each use with Freedom ‘Brush Cleanser’. This product is extremely affordable (£5.00 from Superdrug) and convenient, but nothing beats the ritual of deep cleansing brushes (especially when MAC ‘Rule’ is your faithful daily colour 😕 ).
I have been searching for varying cleansing methods that do not leave any residue of product on my beloved babies <3 . After many experimental trials (and foundation stained towels) I think I have the perfect combination.
- Coconut oil – this product is a gem, I honestly use it for everything from cooking to skincare.
- Baby shampoo
- Exfoliating glove
I first melt the coconut oil into a liquid by heating it for a few seconds in the microwave. Then, I massage the oil into the bristles of the brush to break down the product. The coconut oil will also condition the brush fibers.
Once the makeup brushes are covered in oil, I then add one – two drops of baby shampoo. I add this to rinse out any excess product. Baby shampoo is the best option as it is extremely gentle. I use warm water to make a lather.
Pop the exfoliating mitt on one hand and massage the brush around in circular motions. The rough texture of the mitt will ensure no product will be left. RINSE THOROUGHLY! I find this method with the exfoliating mitt is extremely convenient as opposed to using just hands. *Tip* always, always, always have the brush facing down during the cleansing process. If water gets into the ferrule the glue may be softened and the brush head could detach 🙁 .
Then, place the brushes on a towel placed on a flat surface and let them dry for 24 hours. Brushes will get damaged if they are placed facing up in a brush holder before they are fully dry.
Easy Peasy 🙂
Now that the brushes are squeaky clean the face painting process can commence again!