One of my beauty related New Year's resolution was to deep clean my brushes more frequently. Well, last time I counted, I have over 50 brushes (62 to be exact) and cleaning all of them can be such a longgggg tedious process.
I used to clean my brushes frequently until one day the clouds parted and the beauty gods shined down on MAC's Brush Cleaner. This thing quickly became a must-have for me. No more dirty brushes and waiting hours for them to dry. Just a squirt of it on a washcloth and a quick run of a dirty brush, cleaning my brushes became less of a hassle. I'd go through this stuff fast, and then I discovered Enkore's homemade brush cleaner "recipe" which was basically the same thing at a fraction of the cost.
But I've learned there's a difference between quick, spot cleaning and deep cleaning.
I'm happy to say that I've stuck by my resolution, and every Sunday I grab all my dirty brushes and give them a thorough cleaning with shampoo.
I wanted to share this tip that I learned online about reshaping brushes. I'm sure we've all heard of Brush Guards - I don't own any because I don't have a huge problem with misshaped brushes. (Although after looking at the website, they are many other benefits of Brush Guards). I do have a problem with spaying with some of my eye brushes - my blending brushes to be specific. I've tried this tip and it's worked pretty well for me, so I thought I'd share.
After I finish deep cleaning one of my spayed brushes and it's still wet, I wrap a strip of tissue paper or paper towel semi-tight around the brush hairs. I leave it on until the brush has fully dried, and once removed, the hairs are all condensed perfectly together - like new!
It's definitely saved some of my brushes, let me know if you've tried this out before and if it works for you as well as it works for me. I haven't tried it on larger brushes (like face brushes) but I'm not sure if it would work the same.
I apologize for the lack of updates, I've just been so busy with school and work and yadayadayada. And it's not like I have a lack of post ideas or anything like that, I have so many things that I want to blog, it's just getting around to actually doing it.
On a final note, I was quoted in a blog post on Marcelle's blog how cool is that?!