Tuesday, July 8, 2014

How to clean your makeup brushes + my version of a brush cleaning glove!

How to clean your makeup brushes:

    I will have to admit, I don't look forward to cleaning them weekly...but we have to! The thing I hate the most about cleaning them is how gross it dry it make my hands feel. Once I get through cleaning all of them I feel like my hands are dried little raisins! 
   When Sigma released there cleaning glove I REALLY wanted it to solve my problem...but the problem was it was $40 dollars for a GLOVE! I knew there was something else that would be a cheaper solution. Now, you may laugh at me when I tell you the solution..but you will thank me later! So, I went into my kitchen and rummaged around and found an oven mitt that was basically the same thing, so I gave it a try. Let me just say that my brushes have NEVER been cleaner, and even better my hands don't get dried up!

1. The first thing I do is collect all the brushes that I am going to wash and set the by the sink to be ready to wash.

2. Next I get baby shampoo, a rubber oven glove, and paper towels. 
3. Start the water and get the temperature to medium (not too hot)
4. Now put your glove on and put about a pea size amount of soap on the glove (depending on how big the brush is you are cleaning)
5. Quickly run the brush you are washing under the running water and proceed to rubbing in a circular motion on the glove. 
6. After the excess soap is out gently squeeze the brush in between the thumb and pointer finger to get some water off of the brush. 
7. When the process is finished grab your paper towels and gently rub the brush in circular motions to get some water off and then reshape the brush.
8. Store the brush on its side (if you store the wet brush upright it could cause damage to the brush by having it dry into the root of the brush.