A lot of you ask me about my makeup brush hygiene. You guys want to know what brush cleaner I use, how I wash my makeup brushes, and how I wash my beauty blenders. Today I am going to share my favorite DIY brush cleaner, the matter in which I storage my newly clean brushes, and how/what I clean my beauty blenders with. Let's get start!
First thing is first my brush cleanser recipe. I love this recipe because it is gentle on my brush hairs, gets the brush squeaky clean and it really inexpensive.
Makeup Brush Cleaner Recipe:
What you will need is a empty bottle/ container for storage, oil (I prefer olive or avocado), dawn (the original blue or the antibacterial green Dawn work the best.), water, and your favorite essential oil(s).
Mix 1 part Dawn, 1/2 part oil, 1/2 water, and 10-15 drops of essential oil together in a bowl. Mix until the solution is creamy and frothy. Place container in freezer until the product is frozen solid. Store the cleaner in the freezer after every use.
*SIDEBAR* I do this recipe in "parts" because it depends on how much you make at one time. I tend to make an entire container that way I have plenty for the weeks/months to come.
Now, I like to freeze mine because it is easier to use and I use way less. I learned this trick from a fellow Instagram Blogger Diana (her Instagram name is d_o_skincare). I just wet the cleanser and then the brush and swirl the brush into the cleanser and then rinse it clean in the sink. Ta Dada-- a clean makeup brush! It's just that simple.
I like to lay them out on a towel. This allows them to air dry. I typically do this overnight so my brushes are clean and ready for the next day.
A few tips I think are important and noteworthy about makeup brush cleaning are:
That's all folks!
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I recently discovered this tip and I must say it works well for me. As a person with extremely oily skin I am always looking for a way to keep my makeup on. Especially when I have a long day ahead of me.
I recently tried a new trend called pancaking. Instead of apply primer then liquid foundation and then powder; this trend applies powder before and after liquid. To be specific, you would apply face primer, then apply a thick layer of powder, and stipple foundation over top. Once that is done I apply another, thinner layer of powder to set everything in place. Before moving on to my concealer, eye makeup, and lip makeup I spray my skin with oil control setting spray. And I'm done!
My makeup stays in place all day and I am virtually oil free! If you are looking for a way to keep your makeup on and oil free then try this trend!
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Did you know you can use oil to make a dry or "too" matte foundation or concealer smoother and more dewy without changing the coverage? Well you can. Take a small amount of your favorite face friendly oil and mix it into your concealer or foundation, then apply. Add more oil or more makeup if the ratio is not correct.
BTW, oils that are face friendly are rose hip, grapeseed, argan oil, and almond oil. Coconut Oil or Olive oil may be too heavy for this trick. Hopefully this helps!
That's all Folks