1.Run the bristles of the makeup brush under warm running water [make the water flow at medium speed - neither fast or slow].
2.Apply a small amount of Brush Cleaner/mild shampoo to bristles and work up a light lather.
3.Rinse the bristles thoroughly under warm running water until the brush is rid of all of the old makeup and water leaving the brush runs out clear.
4.Gently Squeeze out any excess water and then place them on a kitchen towel or tissue paper blot out the rest of the water.
5.Place the brushes on a clean flat surface to air dry [turn them over once the top is dry so that bottom part can dry]
My Makeup Brushes :)
Now for the review part! A few days back I went to city centre and happened to visit TJ Hughes where I came across a brush cleaner from Manicare [you can find them at the beauty section over there - obviously!]. I picked up a tube and after going through product information displayed on it, decided to give it a try [the price of £3.99 was *ahem* also an important reason for me to buy it!]. On returning home I wanted to try it out but then alas! my enthusiasm flew away when I realised I had washed all of my brushes the previous day and what use is trying a brush cleaner on clean brushes! I had to wait for a few days before i could try it! Then came sunday! Yes! Sunday is makeup brush cleaner day! [Yupsy gals I clean my brushes once a week and Sunday is my chosen day for this honourable god given task!] It was also the day I could finally try out the brush cleaner on my lovely brushes! As my brushes are very precious to me I didnt want to risk cleaning all of them using the cleaner and decided to try it first on one of my less favorite brush! I cleansed the brush as per the instruction on the tube and noted the following:-
1.Immediately after cleaning and gently squeezing out the water in it I felt the bristles to be a bit softer than at times when I did the same using shampoo.
2.I air dried them for a few hours and used this brush for applying make up. The brush did feel softer and nicer than usual and make up also spread better than usual! [Hmm did the cleaner actually transform this unfavorite brush of mine into a potential favorite of mine? Only time will tell!]
3.The product information on the cleaner said this product contained alcohol and I guess its there to disinfect any germs breeding in the bristles!
Manicare Brush Cleaner
Would I buy this product again? Hmm let me think. I guess not! I still prefer using my trusty shampoo to clean my brushes and yet still am also looking for some good affordable brush cleaners in the market!
I assume some of you have tried brush cleaners and would appreciate it if you share your experiences with them and also which is your favorite brush cleaner and any bad ones out their [so that we can warn others about them!]. I also read some good reviews about Ben Nye and Mac cleaners but am yet to try them! Any replies in regard to this would be appreciated!
Well thats it for now darlings! Catch up with you all later!