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What do you use to clean your brushes? Best tips?
MAC Brush Cleanser & Baby Shampoo!
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What do you use to clean your brushes? Best tips?
MAC Brush Cleanser & Baby Shampoo!
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Enkore’s Makeup brush cleaner & Baby Shampoo [for deep cleaning]
Hand sanitizing wipes [for spot cleaning]
parian spirit…love love love <3
Some good old Marseille soap and water after every use. That’s all. It’s cheap, natural and it’s perfect.
I previously used shampoo, but I’m in love with MAC’s brush cleaner. I keep extras just so I don’t run out. I love it that much!
MAC Brush Cleanser and Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple. I use baby shampoo on big fluffy face brushes, but Purity Made Simple works really well on my foundation brush, and it gets my white goat hair e/s brushes super white!
I always use baby shampoo to clean my brushes.
Same as you!
i sometimes use cetaphil, gentle hand soap and shampoo.
MAC Brush Cleanser 🙂
baby shampoo, works perfectly and I can choose the smell.
I currently use Clinique brush cleanser. I didn’t like cleaning with baby shampoo, it was just so annoying to rinse.
MAC brush cleanser for spot cleaning and MAC green cleanser
I’m currently using MUFE brush cleanser to spot clean.
Now for deep cleaning, I was actually advised by several mac mua’s to NOT use baby shampoo. They told me if I had to use shampoo, rather take a regular one than a baby one, but that the best product anyway was Marseille soap. So that’s what I’ve been using for a year or so, and it works great! Removes everything and leaves my brushes very soft.
I don’t know if it was a general rule or not, i never asked, but when I worked at MAC, we used Suave shampoo, and I found that surprising. No particular kind, they had a variety of different scents. I think it was just because it was cheap though? The artists did this once a week and did brush cleaner cleansing after each time foundation was used, or after each full face, and otherwise it was spot cleansing on a mac wipe. I’m sure it varies from store to store or counter to counter. I thought it was weird though!
I use the same as well 🙂 MAC Brush Cleaner and Baby Shampoo
I use Dr. Bronners. Love it. 🙂
Have you had any problems with shadow crusting or breakouts? I just wonder, because I know Bronner’s is mostly saponified oils, I’d worry they’d leave a residue on the bristles…of course, according to the label, you can do anything with the stuff, including gargle, so who knows!
I use Dr. Bronners for just about everything and have never had a problem with it. The olive oil base is really great for breaking down makeup, creams, etc. and I don’t notice any residue afterward.
As far as breakouts, I’ve found that using a gentle plant oil-based product makes my skin less likely to get irritated or break out than any detergent-type cleaser.
I use MAC’s brush cleaner about once a month (or whenever they get really bad).
I never wear enough makeup most days to justify using an entire MAC wipe, so I usually use the clean spots to wipe down some of my most frequently used brushes before I go to bed. It leaves them nice and soft for the morning.
Sephora’s daily brush cleaner and baby shampoo.
MAC brush cleaner
Pantene Shampoo & Conditioner in one, although if I have baby shampoo I’ll use that instead.
Quick cleans I use MAC Brush Cleanser, otherwise I use shampoo and conditioner.
If I’m in a hurry, I use MAC brush cleanser. I used to use baby shampoo, until I discovered Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Liquid Soap – Lavender 🙂
Just target brand baby shampoo, I only deep clean my brushes and I do it after every use or sometimes every other use. I should get some MAC brush cleanser for spot cleaning, though. :3
+1 for “MAC Brush Cleanser & Baby Shampoo!”
First i rinse them with warm water, then i swirl them on a bar of Dove, rinse them again. I blowdry the bigger ones for about 15-20 seconds and then i let them dry with the hairs pointing downwards.
By the way, your beautyblog has really become a daily stop for me 🙂 Keep up the good work, Christine! Belgium loves you 😉
I use whatever I’m using on my face if it’s appropriate, otherwise I use shampoo. For me, the hard part is remembering to do it!
Dito 🙂 which reminds me I should clean them again! You know what would be really fun? If you had like a widget or something to remind us Temptalia readers to clean our makeup brushes! Just thought of that 🙂
I use babyshampoo once a week (sometimes once every 2 weeks, depends how many times a I used the brush) and MAC Brush Cleanser every other day (especially the eye brushes and foundationbrush).
i just use baby shampoo. after that i spray a little leave in conditioner on them. they feel so soft when they are dry.
i am looking for something to put on them to sanitize. i will be watching the comments
I hate the smell of baby shampoo. I bought some recently to clean my brushes and I now have a huge bottle of it.
I sorta feel like the Mac cleaner is too harsh for cleaning often, so I need some tips for something else to use, other than baby shampoo.
I use MAC brush cleanser, and tea tree oil shower gel (it’s anti-bacterial)
I use Dove unscented bar soap.
Jojoba oil for deep cleansing of hard to clean brushes like kabukis or anything I’ve used gel/cream liners with. Then I use Cetaphil cleanser to wash. I never use things on my brushes that I wouldn’t use on my face. I get that it is hair, so shampoo makes sense, but I almost always break out when brushes cleansed with shampoo are used on my skin. I do this every two days for kabukis and anything I use for foundation. Everything else, every 4 to 5 days.
For spot cleaning, I use whatever face wipes are on sale, and then I have a small misting bottle I use to mist my bottles with a 3 part alcohol one part distilled water solution.
I was using Quo brush cleaner, but found it didn’t clean my brushes deeply enough. I’m using Dove soap & baby shampoo now.
MAC Brush Cleaner!
just regular hair shampoo
i use baby shampoo to deep clean and mac brush cleanser to spot clean
i do not use M.A.C. brush clenaser because mac producta are really hard to get at my country, so when i have the chance to travel i only buy make up.
i use my shampoo (i dont use the made for babies one) to clean my brushes, i do not use a particular brand so i use what i have at the moment 😛
I used the Sephora brand brush cleaner for a while, but have switched to baby shampoo. Cheap, effective, and leaves my brushes a bit softer.
i don’t care for the smell of MAC’s brush cleaser – I always use plain baby shampoo with fine results (plus you get more for your money than you do with MAC). For lip brushes I use hand soap or artist soap (used for cleaning ink from brushes).
Ivory soap or MAC Brush Cleaner. Quo Brush Cleaner works well too.
I’ve been using Marseille soap of late. It cleans well.
I use antibacterial soap every other day on the eye and face brushes I have used — eek is that bad? Noticing that everyone here is using more delicate soap…
the soap will eventually dry out natural bristles, causing them to become brittle and eventually break. If it makes you feel better, washing with regular shampoo for at least 15 seconds kills bacteria as well as anti-bac soap.
Hand soap or shampoo
I use either MAC’s Brush Cleanser, Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple, or baby shampoo.
Any shampoo will do it for me! =)
It gets them cleaned!
i use mac brush cleanser & smashbox brush cleanser for spot cleaning. johnsons baby shampoo for deep cleaning, which is not done often enough!
MAC Brush Cleanser
Where can I get these Marseille soap? Online or at a store? Thankss
I used to use baby shampoo but now I use Philosophy’s Amazing Grace 3 in 1- it makes my brushes smell AMAZING! It also makes the hairs very soft and nourished. If you want to use something very luxurious try Pureology shampoo- it may seem like a waste but it makes your brushes smell fresh and the hairs are baby soft!
I am surprised no one mentioned Shu Uemura, they make one of the best cleaners around! I don’t use it on my big brushes, but for the small eyeshadow brushes it works amazingly! For the big brushes I prefer Clinques cleaner, spray bottle, antibacterial and really gets rid of every last trace of makeup!
Savon de Marseille (Marseille soap) every day for my eyebrushes and baby shampoo every week for face brushes.
Mac Brush Cleanser and baby shampoo. I don’t where makeup everyday so I clean my brushes twice a month…maybe three times
Beleive it or not but plain ol’ soap and water. I just rub some soap in my palms and then rub the brush tips in them and then rinse and my brushes are as good as new:)
I only use baby shampoo. I will wash them right after use, or in the evening before bed…that way they have time to dry for the next day.
If I need to use the same brush for a second or third color, I just swipe it off on a baby wipe (not a makeup wipe… a baby wipe…I use those to remove makeup from my face too before washing with cleanser)
I swear by baby shampoo…its cheap and does the job!
Sephora brush cleaner. Also have been known to use baby shampoo and antibacterial hand soap.
I use Enkore’s makeup brush cleaner to for spot cleaning and Baby shampoo for deep cleaning.
MAC brush cleanser and neutrogena face wash for deep cleaning!
Masters Brush Cleaner – a bar soap actually used by artists for cleaning their brushes from oil paints, acrylic, etc! So of course it’d work for make-up too. It also conditions the brushes. I believe it’s cheap compared to those brush cleansers for makeup. 😀
Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Castille Soap. =)
anti-acne facial wash
I went to this site that produces brush for mac, they’re called Hakuhoda and one their site it said to use laundry detergent like woolite.That’s what I’m currently using to wash my brush 😀
I meant Hakuhodo :]
I use cinema secrets brush cleaner (smells soo good) in between clients and at the end of the day I deep cleanse them with Dr. Bronners soap. =O)
I use Brush Off for spot cleaning- it lifts color well and dries as you’re wiping it off, so I can use my brush again right away. It also contains benzalkonium chloride, a medical grade anti-microbial and anti-bacterial ingredient.
For weekly cleaning, or before a job, I use shampoo. I’m not terribly picky about which one, as long as it’s not an ultra-moisturizing, volumizing or smoothing formula (since those have ingredients that will leave behind residue on the brush.) After carefully pressing the water out if the bristles, I leave the brushes to dry flat on a towel set on a raised rack.
baby wipes when I need fast LOL. Also MAC cleanser and as you mentioned baby shampoo which smells nice
For deep cleaning I use Johnson & Johnson Extra Conditioning Baby Shampoo and for spot cleaning I use MAC Brush Cleanser. That’s it.
I use MAC brush cleaner for spot cleaning, and for deep cleaning (once a week-ish) I’ll use either a 1:1 mix of mac brush cleaner and water in a glass or shampoo. Baby shampoo if I’ve got it but to be honest they’ve been known to get the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette treatment!
MAC Brush Cleaner and Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple
i use mac brush cleanser and baby shampoo also.. but i also use jojoba oil for that hard-to-remove makeup
Dr Bronners Magic Peppermint Soap! Super gentile and natural – it literally dissolves makeup from my brushes
I’m kinda late on this one. For deep cleaning I mix olive oil and baby shampoo together. I find that the olive oil gets a lot of the dark color out of my 239 and 217 brushes.
For spot cleaning I use MAC brush cleaner which I love and Sephora brush cleaner (not as good as MAC).
Same as you Christine!
Honestly, I just use an oil free makeup remover like Clarins. It just makes sense to me to use it to remove makeup from brushes. And it doesnt cause the bristles to flake or anything.
MAC brush cleanser and a shampoo from L’oreal for sensitive hair.
MAC brush cleaner (after every usage), Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo (at least once a week)
MAC’s brush cleaner.. I reckon that if they made the brushes they would know the best way to keep them clean and in shape for years.. I hope I’m right since my brushes are my babies 🙂
I use baby shampoo and water, swirling the brushes on my hand. I squeeze out the excess water and lay flat on a towel to dry. However, I do think this has caused my MAC 129 brush to shed!