In this post I’m going to run you through my routine of looking after the brushes that I work with and also suggest a few products for you to try.
I find that looking after your brushes is not only good from an hygiene point of view but it also definitely helps to keep your brushes blending better for longer.
Daily – In between clients or models, I need to make sure that brushes are sanitised and cleaned very quickly as well as properly so on a daily basis I use alcohol-based brush cleansers. To switch colours during each make up application I use this tool and it works very well for me.
Weekly – I deep clean all of my brushes regardless of them being used or not, just to clean all the dust that gets trapped in the root of the brush during the week.
I have an entire routine dedicated to this process:
I start by taking all of my brushes and sponges and washing them using this beautiful soap. I like this product so much as I feel that not only it washes out stubborn, strongly pigmented products, but it also conditioning them with all the beautiful oils that it is made of.
I leave my babies to dry over night making sure to use brush guards. I also find it very important that brushes are not touching any surfaces whilst drying as it will promote deformation of the bristles. Therefore I leave them to dry hanging on the edge of a table however I’ve just ordered this lovely tool as I feel like it will save some space and be more practical.
Monthly – I make sure to sanitise and clean my brushes handles as well as the tube and the brush roll that I use to carry them in.
| Pro Tip |
Baby shampoo – Soft conditioning and cheap.
Dr.Bronner’s Rose Pure-Castile Liquid Soap – clean, conditioning, lovely smell.
Dish soap – Affordable and very effective.