Today I have a very basic post for you guys. I’ve realized that I never really talk about my makeup brushes even though I use them every time I put on my makeup. I’ll try to do some reviews soon and show you my favorite ones, but until then, I’m leaving you with this post, in which I’ll show you how I usually clean and store them.
Let’s first start with cleaning, shall we? The product that I use for cleaning them is not one of those fancy schmancy brush cleansers. I use Johnson’s baby shampoo. Yup, you’ve read that correctly. It is inexpesive and does its job, so I think there is no need for me to buy any special brush cleansers.
What I do is just put some of the shampoo in the palm of my hand, wet the brush that needs to be washed under a tap, and then swirl around with it in the shampoo until all the dirt gets out. I sometimes have to add more shampoo and water if the brushes have a lot of product in them. After I’m done with shampooing, I rinse the brush, wipe its handle with a towel and place it on another towel that I have on the floor. I repeat the same steps for every brush and then leave them all on the towel overnight for them to get dry.
Now on to the storage. When I first got my brushes, I kept them in pouches that came along with them, but after a while, the pouches started to get on my nerves. They’re great for travelling, but when you do your every day makeup at home, taking them out and putting them back in all the time can be a bit time consuming. Because of that, I decided to get two glass vases and filled them with some decorative pebbles/crystals. Now my brush storage isn’t only functional but also looks pretty! How do you wash and store your brushes?