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91% alcohol in a spray bottle with a towel on hand. It’s fast, easy and does a great job sanitizing my brushes. I’m a SFX makeup artist and I’ve learned this trick from the amazing Wayne Goss πŸ™‚

Unfortunately using straight alcohol can damage *some* brushes. Most commercial brush cleaners do contain alcohol but mixed with water and other ingredients.

Personally I use Mona Lisa’s Pink Soap which is a brush cleaner that conditions the brush as well as gets it nice and clean. Once my brushes have been washed and dried I will use an alcohol mix to sanitize the brush tips but I will not submerge my brushes in straight alcohol.

I use a mix of Avon Natural’s Antibacterial hand soap, Avon Moisture Effective Makeup Removing lotion, and a few tiny drops of alcohol. After they’re washed I condition them with a bit of Clairol conditioner.

I actually just used e.l.f.’s brush shampoo for the first time last night and it was awesome! Did the same job my previous Sephora shampoo did and only $3!

I use Marseilles’ soap (real ones are made of 72% oil – a mix of olive oil + another oil, depending on the manufacturer – no risk to harm your brushes and this is more efficient than shampoo) and I regularly use a silicone-free conditioner on them (silicone leaves residue on your brushes, which will gradually dull them down). I also try to avoid anything with alcohol because they dry the bristles out and damage them in the long run.

Mac brush cleanser for eye brushes and lip brushes on a daily basis. Baby shampoo on a daily basis for face brushes and foundation brushes.

I use baby shampoo and Shu Uemura’s brush cleaner. But it stinks though. .__. So I only use it once a week.
Sometimes I use Bobbi Brown’s conditioning brush cleanser as well.
I have yet to try MAC’s one~!

I kind of have a system, lol. When I take them to the sink I use MAC’s brush cleaner. If I am running low, I use baby shampoo. If the brush is really dirty with a difficult color or paint pot, I will use MAC’s oily cleanser first, then brush cleaner/baby shampoo. For spot cleaning, I use the brush cleaner on a paper towel. Works like a charm in a pinch πŸ™‚

I like to use Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap (peppermint scented, mmmm) and then I place the brushes in Sigma’s Dry’n’Shape. It seriously cuts down dry time by several hours! If I’m in a pinch I’ll use the MAC brush cleanser and a paper towel πŸ™‚

I use extra virgin oil and baby shampoo or antibacterial dish washing liquid and wash it in lukewarm water πŸ™‚

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