Skip to main content

The Art of Cleaning Make Up Brushes

I love makeup.  I have worn it everyday since I was about 8 or 9 years old.  I've tried hundreds of ways of applying my make up, experimented with colours and changed my look from heavy to light to somewhere in between over the years.

The one thing that's always remained a constant though is on a regular basis cleaning my tools.  My grandfather always said you can tell a good workman by the way they treat their tools.  I'm careful with my make up brushes and renew them every few years as they start to loose hair and shape.

Currently I have two sets which I use combined, this also allows me to have one set cleaned and using a second set while they dry.  I have sensitive skin and I can always tell if I've left it too long between cleansing sessions.  Usually I try to wash my brushes once a week, usually they are okay for two weeks, longer than that I start to notice my make up isn't as smooth as I like and my skin may start showing signs of breakouts.

To clean my brushes I use a mild shampoo, I have tried other cleansers over the years but I tend to settle on a shampoo as it lathers nicely and brings out all the particles that can get stuck in he brush bristles.

I start off laying out a soft towel where I will place the brushes once cleaned.  I then run the tap until the water is moderately warm.

I dampen the brushes and then swirl in shampoo.

A few months ago I bought this little Silicone cleaning gadget from amazon and it's really great for getting the  embedded make up out of any brush.

I run the brushes under the water and repeat until the water runs clear and there's no trace of powder or foundation in the brush.

I place the brushes flat shaping the bristles gently back in to place.  After a while I wrap the brushes in a hair turban and hang this in my airing cupboard which ensures all the moisture is removed.

Then they are ready to use again.


Popular posts from this blog

10 Things I Love about "It's Okay to Not be Okay"

It's Okay to not be Okay, started this past weekend on Netflix and TVN, produced by Studio Dragon, Story TV and Goldmedalist, it is a Romantic Drama a a whimsical fairy tale twist, staring Kim Soo Hyun in his first TV drama since returning from military service and Seo Ye Ji of Lawless Lawyer.

This is a show I've been looking forward to since it was announced and I have to say the pre show hype did not disappoint.

So two episodes in, here are the ten things I love about this show so far;

1.  Burton esq Whimsey

The show begins with a Tim Burton esq animation, reminiscent of the Corpse Bride and Nightmare before Christmas, with a twisted tale to match.  The dark fairy tale and graphic characters of the animation are carried through in to the illustrations of Ko Moon-young's (Seo Ye Ji) children's books

I love how the animation isn't dark which makes some of its darker themes all the more impactful.
It also sets up Ko Moon-young as a character beautifully, mixing he…

My Make Up Bag - Currently Trying - Clarins

Now, I’ve told you about my makeup journey, I used to use make up as a mask now I tend to use it to enhance my features.I’m no longer afraid of being seen without make up, but I do prefer to have a paired down routine rather than no makeup at all when I’m nipping out somewhere.
Currently I’m overhauling my makeup bag, chiefly because of my sensitivity I need to know what’s out there that works for me. Over the last two years or so I’ve altered my diet – I still eat too many cakes and biscuits but I tend to eat a lot more veg, and even grow it myself.I also try to eat more Organic food products as I find them more palatable and I find I feel better eating more cleanly.Mind you I still indulge so I’m not a complete saint but I try to find a balance between the two! Anyway, looking at my organic eating I decided I’d try and find something more Organic for my skin.So I started with Clarins skin care and I’m glad to report I’ve had no reactions to their skin care.I currently love;

Top 5 Romantic Comedy Korean Dramas

When you've binged watched on a little too much thriller and you're watching over your shoulder every time the door creaks its definitely  time to lighten the mood.  Romantic comedies are a light way to warm the heart with stories focusing on true love overcoming obstacles, with a chuckle or two along the way.  Who doesn't like falling in love, and romantic comedies give us that feeling, be it the levels of oxytocin rising as we connect on a deeper levelwith the characters or whether we're looking for that connection ourselves or maybe we just thrive on the feel good factor.

1. What's Wrong With Secretary Kim  After nine years of working with her narcissistic boss, Secretary Kim Mi-soo (Park Min-young) decides to resign from making him look good as the Vice President of his family owned company. Having paid for her elder sisters education and her father's debts its time to move forward with her life and look for a husband.  
Under threat of loosing the woman clo…