There are some great "brush shampoos" & other brush cleaning products on the market but unless they come free with purchase (i.e., occasionally Bare Escentuals offers it in their foundation starter kit), save your money and use one of these effective cleansers you probably already have.
- Makeup Remover/Cleanser - This is my absolute favorite product to use! I just put a drop of Neutrogena's "One Step Gentle Cleanser" in the palm of my hand, swirl the brush around in the soap to remove the makeup; rinse the brush and repeat if necessary. Then I squeeze out the excess water & lay the brush(es) on the counter to dry. Viola! I have a nice clean brush to apply my makeup the next morning.
- Regular adult hair shampoo - I used some of my Redken Color Shampoo and it worked great! However I wouldn't use a "clarifying" shampoo as these tend to be a little harsh on the bristles. And remember, just a little dab will do ya! A dime size of shampoo is enough to clean 2-3 small brushes.
- Baby Shampoo - I've personally never tried this but several makeup artists have recommended it for this purpose.
- Makeup remover wipes
- These are especially effective for quick daily cleaning of brushes
and great to use when you are traveling. Just swirl the brush on the
cloth to remove the makeup and rinse your brush really well. Allow to
So whether you have 1 spare minute or 5, clean at least one brush today....your face will thank you for it :-)