|14 Brushes *sigh|
Animal hair brushes, are just like our hair! They can go from frizzy to smooth, depending on our care for them.
I highly suggest using a good shampoo, and strongly recommend Sunsilk to wash these babies. Spritz-on conditioners such as Cream Silk, as suggested by beauty blogger Nikki Tiu of askmewhats.com are a great add-on to keep animal haired brushes frizz-free.
In running water, shampoo the brushes gently by brushing on your palm, and squeezing gently to squeeze makeup out to the running water. Do it until water runs clear. Squeeze off excess water, and re-shape them. Lay them flat on the table and let them dry!Putting your brushes back to it's cover can maintain it's shape. Also, The Brush Guard can keep the brushes' natural shape while drying. I definitely want to have that! They can be bought from Suesh or Dollface.
Synthetic hair, or vegan taklon hair, are as they are, and won't change their composition anymore, so any kind of shampoo would do - may they be baby shampoo or even facial wash! Clean just like normal brushes.
Removing Liquid or Cream Makeup on BrushesI saw Michelle Phan using alcohol-infused wet wipes to remove cream, powder or liquid makeup from her brushes after using it (and before storing the brushes back to their cases) or before washing. (Yes! I do watch Michelle Phan and I learn a lot from her) :)
Using olive oil or baby oil will help remove liquid makeup such as cream concealer/ liquid foundation. They will disintegrate prior to washing. You can also wipe them off before washing.
Makeup Brushes are ideally to be washed twice a week. For those who want to make the washing rituals more frequent, thrice a week is good. In between washes, wiping with alcohol or brush cleaner is OK.
|Photo from Ellana|
I'm still getting the strength to wash them tonight and I do hope I'd still be able to wash them after blogging for more than an hour (it has taken most of my time already). I have prepared all things necessary anyways.
|Olive Oil, Baby Shampoo and Clean Towel|
I hope after this blog I'll wash em all for real!
Your kikay Morena,