Saturday, June 9, 2012

How to Clean Makeup Brushes

Some people like to use brushes to apply makeup to their faces. I am not a makeup expert and I am not going to talk about make up here. I just want to share/remind you ladies on how to wash our brushes. Because we tend to use our brush for a long time, and we keep it uncovered in our makeup bag/box so it might become accumulated with dirt and bacteria. We don't want to apply those bacteria on our skin do we?

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You might want to wash your brush once in a month but I suggest for foundation brush that is used daily, wash it every week or two. But I don't know if it'll ruin your brush. I'm no good with brushes (!) I'm sorry.

So, how I wash my makeup brush (actually I just own a bronzing brush):

1) wash it with a little amount of shampoo. you may choose baby shampoo or some people prefer to use gentle face cleanser. We actually can buy brush cleanser unfortunately it's quite expensive. That's why I opt to my shampoo.

2) rinse it thoroughly with cold water until the water run clear. Easy, just like how we wash our paint brush :)

3) let it dry. I think we should leave it dry flat. If you dry it vertically with the brush on top, water will go down into the I-don't-know-what-we-call it thing. you know the part that has glue that make the brush stick to the holder and may wash the glue away.  Limited vocab I have T_T

Bronzing brush from The Body Shop

That's it. If you are a Muslim, it is wise for you to buy a synthetic brush to avoid unintentional buy of pig hair brush. mughallazah!

Bye now!


  1. I also always use baby shampoo :) It's so soft and gentle for the brushes and a real good alternative for those freakin' expensive cleaners. :)
    in btw keep up the great work with your blog, dear :))


    1. Thank you for dropping by. Btw, I like your style. It's nice that I can learn your language from your blog ;-)

  2. Great to know!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my outfit post :)