elf brush shampoo, Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo
Once a week I actually shampoo my brushes, well I at least try to keep up with it once a week. I've noticed that the more I keep my brushes clean the more my face clears up, and since I'm not tanning my skin is a little more sensitive therefore, I need to keep it clean, and moisturized. I've recently started using the elf brush shampoo because its a hell of a lot cheaper then MAC's and it does just as good of a job. Although, I do like the elf brush shampoo I do tend to go through those suckers often. Today as I went to Walmart I was on a kick with cleaning all my makeup, brushes, and my vanity, I usually do a complete wipe down once a week but I haven't actually sanitized my makeup in quite some time. I was thinking about it because I had just scratched my eye the other day, and my first initial thought was that I had pink eye. I always get makeup stuck to my contact, almost everyday and its not good actually it could cause bacteria build up and I could get conjunctivitis, aka pink eye in which I've had a few times and its not pretty. School is getting closer and I really don't want to fall behind before it even starts..
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What you'll need.
Shampoo/ or bar soap
all your brushes
a paper towel
Step 1: I put warm water in both bowls in the sink so that if I make a mess which that never fails that its easy to clean up. * note * I do have to dump out the water in the first bowl quite a bit because it gets so dirty but its better then having constant running water the whole time your cleaning your brushes.
Step 2: I put shampoo on my towel and swirl the brush onto the shampoo.
Step 3: I place my brush in the first bowl of water and work my finger though it until it runs clear.
Step 4: I rinse it in my second bowl to get any excess shampoo off.
Step 5: I swirl it on my paper towel to make sure their is no color left on the brush.
Step 6: I shape & squeeze any excess water out of the brush.
Step 7: I lay them out to dry on a clean towel.
Its pretty easy I know but its also very important. Daily, or every other day to keep the bacteria off my brushes, and off my face I will use some elf makeup wipes that I leave by my vanity to swipe any makeup off after I am finished for the day.
How do you clean your brushes?