The title says it all: Makeup brush cleaning solution
And you read right: Micellar shampoo! In my case, it`s CREIGHTONS micellar shampoo, a UK brand I had never heard of, until a few weeks ago. I originally bought it to test something new (you know how it is..) It was really cheap, so what`s not to love? (If you can not get this brand, any similar shampoo will do!) It smells clean, fresh and it works great on my hair! The other night I found out I was out of brush cleaning soap, and I figured why not try it on my brushes? And so I did!
My makeup brush cleaning solution tips:
I have not yet bought a brush cleaning mat, but I intend to later on. I guess I`ve felt it was for the pros` and not for me, but that is definitely not the case, we all need clean makeup gear and good skin! For now I use an old face washer/massager I bought in Primark (London) once. It`s perfect, because it has a little handle so I can keep it steady while I wash my brushes with it.
I poured the shampoo on the massager, put the bristles carefully under some lukewarm running water, and worked up a lather. The great thing about CREIGHTONS Micellar shampoo is that it doesn’t lather too much! I have no similar shampoos to compare it to yet, but I like it when I don’t have to flush my makeup brushes for ages! I use it for my sponges as well of course, same here, some soaps foam out of the sponge for AGES! But not this one! :))
Following a great rinse, I left my makeup brushes to dry, and they were great smelling and super soft the next morning. I know a lot of people out there are using regular washing up liquid to clean their makeup brushes and sponges, but I feel it`s too harsh to use other than after working with very heavy/greasy makeup or on big projects. I have seen what those kinds of soap do to my skin after just a few days of not wearing gloves, so I am not a fan of using them on expensive makeup brushes. – But as I just wrote, on heavy dirt and residue it works wonders.
I have heard of people using coconut oil to loosen the makeup dirt in the brushes before they use soap to cleanse them, but I have to try it myself before I give you guys a thumbs up or not. I have used makeup wipes for this myself, or cotton balls dunked in micellar water even, but I guess most makeup removers will work!
I hope you like this little tip on MY makeup brush cleaning solution! Sharing is caring <3
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