Quick Thursday Tip: Give your brushes a little love

Hey guys,

Just a reeeally quick tip here for you today. This is a pretty standard tip, and I’m sure plenty of you know this and even do this regularly but I know that it’s something that I used to neglect and know I find that doing it, makes a huge difference! What is this bloody tip you may ask?…

Clean brushes are the shizz!

Wash yo’ brushes yo!Β 

Dirty brushes are one of the main things that can upset your skin. Logically, if you don’t wash them you’re just letting all the make-up and bacteria build up on your brush and everyday you are applying that shizz right back onto your face.

I tend to wash my brushes about once a week… or every few days for my foundation and powder brushes.

Washing them is reeeally simple. You don’t need any swanky expensive formulas ( even though I have heard there are some good ones on the market, including MAC’s range). I use a non-fragranced baby shampoo that I bought from Tesco and it works like a charm. If you are going to use a baby shampoo.. I would recommend a non-fragranced one…as it will be less harsh on your face. If you dont want to use a baby shampoo.. you could always use a make-up cleanser… but I think this would be kind of a waste!

My make-up brush cleaner kit: Tesco Baby: Soft and Gentle Shampoo and Boots Essentials: Eye make-up remover gel in cucumber! πŸ™‚

For your eye brushes… I would recommend using an inexpensive eye make-up remover. It will remove the make-up reaally quickly and will still be gentle enough for your eyes.

Simply bathe the brushes in warm water and clean each one with the shampoo. Repeat until the brushes are spick and span. Leave the brushes to dry on a clean dry surface… perhaps on a clean dry towel… or if needed dry them off with your hairdryer. And TAH-DAH.. you’ve got yourself some sexy-ass clean brushes.

I will admit, this whole process may seem tedious or time consuming but it honestly does make a lot of difference to your skin AND it prolongs the lifespan of your brushes too! Win win!

Hope this tip was somewhat helpful…or at least gave you some food for thought.

Let me know if you have anymore tips on cleaning your brushes

Thanks for reading guys, Bye Kx:)

Published by A Tiny Slice Of Kate

Writer. Reader. Caffeine Addict.

11 thoughts on “Quick Thursday Tip: Give your brushes a little love

  1. Ha… I unfortunately think I’m really gansta…when I’m really not! I talk like this on a regular basis. I’d say it gets annoying for people! Ha glad it made you giggle though! πŸ™‚

    1. Ha don’t be silly! We are all culprits to neglecting our brushes! I never used to clean mine at all! But now that I do ive noticed a huge difference to my skin and my brushes live longer! πŸ™‚ x

  2. I do clean my brushes in shampoo, but the eye make up remover tip for the eye brushes was greatm that hadn’t even occurred to me, as I used to throw those in the shampoo too.

    1. Hi there! Using shampoo on the eye brushes completely works too! I just found that using eye make-up remover on them was softer on the brushes and my eyes!…and it comes off quicker. Let me know if you try it and let me know if it works good for you too! πŸ™‚ Thanks for your comment! πŸ™‚

  3. ok i have recently started cleaning my brushes as well, the only problem is that my blush/bronzer brush is really big and takes forever to dry. could you use a blowdryer on it? lol i’m clueless

    1. Hi there! I had the same problem and yeap I use my hairdryer on it too… works like a charm.. A friend also just suggested to me to place your brushes on a towel over your radiator at night. Either works really well! Hope that’s useful for you! πŸ™‚

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