Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Beauty | Spot Cleaning my Makeup Brushes with MAC Brush Cleanser

Cleaning makeup brushes is massively important to rid them of product build up, dirt, bacteria and skin cells. Dirty, bacteria ridden brushes will bring your skin out in nasty breakouts, as you can imagine. And build up of heavy products such as foundation caked into your brushes will make application more difficult and stop them working properly. Cleaning your brushes will make them last longer and make application easier.
I wear a full face of makeup daily, using my brushes, so it's important to clean them regularly.

My brush cleaning regime:
Twice a week [on a Wednesday and a Sunday] I spot clean my brushes using MAC Brush Cleanser (£10.00) , I then deep clean my brushes fortnightly using Johnsons Baby Shampoo (£1.67) and warm water.

Today I'm focussing on Spot Cleaning.

I have to admit, cleaning my brushes is often one of those chores I used to hate. With a busy lifestyle it's hard to find the time and effort! I have 2 tubs of brushes that need cleaning and it's often the last thing on my mind! But lately, now I've got more time on my hands, it's not so bad. Cleaning my brushes whilst watching a bit of trashy telly is becoming part of my new routine. :)
I use numerous brushes daily, the brushes I use are mainly Real Techniques [which are AMAZING makeup brushes in my opinion!!] and a few cheaper different sized eyeshadow brushes that I need to replace. 

Spot Cleaning is a super quick way to clean your brushes in between deep cleaning them, and also a great way to clean brushes as you go if needed.

I've been using MAC Brush Cleanser for a couple of years now. For me, nothing beats it. I've tried a few cheaper brush cleaners, but nothing cleans my brushes like this! I repurchase as soon as the bottle becomes empty.
This cleanser has been specifically designed to extend the life of high quality brushes. It will clean, disinfect and condition the brush fibres to make them last longer. My brushes always feel and smell like new after every spot clean. I love feeling how soft the fibres on my RT brushes feel afterwards, and they smell lovely, fresh and clean! Drying time is super speedy, meaning you can use the brushes as soon as you've cleaned them. 

How I Spot Clean with MAC Brush Cleanser:

What I need...
My cleanser
My brushes
An old flannel
 [I have a few old baby flannels that I have and use just for brush cleaning]

What I do...
Pour a little cleanser onto flannel
Circle brushes into the product, until fibres appear clean
Circle brushes in a clean, dry area of flannel to check they're clean

Are you a fan of MAC Brush Cleanser?
What is your brush cleaning regime?

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