There are multiple ways to clean brushes…and I wouldn’t write about how to do it, but more what type of products you could use… …
- Ready made Antibacterial Liquids, Sprays e.g. MAC, Crown brush, Inglot. This are easy and convenient. Antibacterial ingredients will sanitize your brushes. Good option for instant cleaning, sanitizing, and fast dry. Also alcohol IPA 70% or 99%. Is a good option.
- Known more within professional Mars is Parian Spirit. It’s a citrus spirit and food grade solvent that give powerful cleaning, disinfecting, and conditioning bristles from all form and types of makeup, and leaves bristles almost instant dry! Good also for removing makeup from clothes. Cone – price: 16oz/472ml cost about £18 excl. delivery. ( www.gurumakeupemporium.com
- DIY methods – cleaning with washing liquid or shampoo. TIP: add drops of natural oils e.g.olive oil to condition the bristles, this will also help remove cream products, e.g. lipstic, cancelear, gel liner. Using antibacterial liquid or spray it afterwards with alkohol will kill bacteria. CONES – washing off the foam can takes ages… so it may also weaken the glue and bristles. If you are MUA be aware of allergic ingredients in liquids e.g. lavender,
- antibacterial SOAP. Yes! And this is so far my best and fav option! Cleans well, wash off quick…saves time, water. The cheapest and most convenient option so far. You can also buy Sigma massage glove – but it’s not the cheapest one…£25-£30 (?!). But there is an other option – I have little silicone face massage-brush that helps me to massage bristles! (L’Oréal adds it to face gel, or you can get it probably online for a £1 – ebay?…)
Usually deep cleanning of my full brush kit took me about 2-3 hours! Yes… my kit turned large very fast… and I used washing liquid + olive oil + alcohol …the washing liquid wasnt easy to wash off… Now it takes me about 1,5 hour up to 2 hours… Change to my antibacterial soap + antibacterial spray saves the time and money!
Hope this will help to some of you!