Wednesday, 27 November 2013

the big brush clean.

I'm hoping from these two photos you can see a difference and unfortunately by the time I washed the brushes the light had gone so the photos vary slightly which is annoying! 

I clean my brushes pretty regularly but I do have to admit, it's not every week because I'm quite a lazy person and I just forget...we're all human right? However, for the last couple of months I've had extremely bad spots (for me), mainly in my chin area and I happened to come across an article about how many horrid germs are in your makeup brushes...let alone the bag itself!! After reading this I wanted to wash all my brushes and my makeup bag thoroughly, so that's what I did. 

I usually just use whatever shampoo or hand wash I have lying around (that I don't mind wasting), aswell as the No7 Makeup Brush Cleanser which you can see a little in the second picture. I just place a puddle of shampoo and this cleanser into my hand and swish and squeeze the brushes around until no more makeup runs out, easy! Normally I have to repeat this quite a lot but lots of water usually does the trick. 

I realised that I had neglected my powder/kabuki brush for a while, I just didn't think it would be as germ ridden as the foundation and concealer brushes but I'm probably wrong. 

As well as having clean brushes and a clean makeup bag, I'm hoping this might help to clear my spotty chin slightly. I'm going to make sure I do wash my brushes at least once a week now because it really is quite horrible to let them get too dirty. 

Do you use anything specific to wash your brushes?


  1. I always use shampoo to wash my brushes. I've never bought any specific "make up brush cleaner". I love washing them as it makes them all soft again. And it makes me realise just how much make-up gets left in there. It definitely takes a while until the water runs clear!

  2. I usually just use water for a quick clean, or one of those spray bottle things I got from the drugstore. I do always use shampoo if I want to deep clean it. By the way, those brushes are awesome! I love that tiny orange one for applying liquid foundation.

    Bridging the Gap


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