I know, washing your brushes is not the most pleasant part of this whole make-up thing. If you own too many, it’s even worse, and much more time consuming. But it’s such an important step, because if you don’t clean them often, many bad things can happen.
At the moment, I have the “minimalistic” approach when it comes to brushes, so I only own a few. And believe it or not, I actually use (almost) each one of them when I do my make-up. I plan to buy a couple more in the future, but for now I’m good.
Anyways, the point is that you most likely don’t wash them after each use… and that makes sense, especially if you use them only on yourself. We’re not talking about make-up artists here, because they have some specific hygiene rules to follow. But for a regular make-up lover, it should be enough to wash them once a week.
More often than not, just some warm water and shampoo do the trick. And then you can leave them for a few hours to dry on a napkin or on a clean towel.
But if you feel that your brushes need a deeper cleansing, some bloggers recommend using a mix of coconut/olive oil and dish soap. I can’t confirm if it works, but it seems to be a really popular solution.
But after each use, I clean them with an amazing product I got from DM Drogerie-Markt. The Ebelin make-up brush cleanser is super easy to use, it’s cheap and very efficient.
You need to spray it on the brushes, and then gently tap the brush on a clean dry cosmetic tissue. You don’t even need to rinse or anything. This substance will immediately remove any dirt and dust stuck into the brush.
Since it’s a cleansing substance, it has a pretty intense smell, because it contains perfume, alcohol and other stuff. But it’s not that bad, I actually like it.
You can see how efficient it is in the picture below. I only used a bit of product to clean this blush brush and it looks as good as new.
And it works just as well on any brush, even on the ones I use for applying liquid products (lipstick, foundation, concealer). So I definitely recommend it, it does its job and it’s super affordable.
Ingredients: Under 5% non-ionic surfactants, perfumes, PHENOXYETHANOL, Tetramethylacetyloctahdronaphthaline (OTNE)
Size: 100 ml
Price: 10 RON
Buy it from: DM Drogerie-Markt
Have you tried this product before? Did you like it or not? Or what’s your current favorite brush cleanser?