Sunday, October 3, 2010

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Good quality makeup brushes can last for many years if properly cared for.  I wash my brushes at least once a month and spot-clean them as the need arises.

For spot-cleaning I use Parian Spirit Pro Makeup Brush Cleaner.

It comes with a foldable spout, but I find that transferring small amounts in an atomizer and spraying it on the brush is easier and more economical.

Here's my MAC eyeshadow brush before spot-cleaning:

Here it is after I spray it with Parian Spirit.  See the makeup coming off the brush?

Wipe the brush with a tissue until all the makeup comes off.

Here's the brush after spot-cleaning.

You can buy Parian Spirit from Suesh Makeup Toolkit.

When washing your makeup brushes use baby shampoo or a mild liquid soap like Ivory.  Pour this on the palm of your hand, add a little water, and swirl the brush on it until clean.  Rinse well, squeeze gently and re-shape the brushes to their original form.  Lay them on a towel in this position:

Note that the bristles are hanging over the edge.  This would ensure they are completely air-dried.

Be careful not to submerge your brushes in water.  Doing this will make the bristles come off as they are only held together by glue.

Hope you learned something new  =D


Anonymous said...

Suesh is a kikay girl's version of a candy many great finds =) for the past 2 months, we've been going there almost every week or every other week, 'coz we literally had to have all of their brushes!!! I love it when I clean my brushes with Parian's almost therapeutic!!! =) it's so easy to use and very effective for spot cleaning

The Vain Mom said...

You're right about Suesh, and yes, we're totally hooked on their stuff! =D Parian Spirit does smell nice =D