As a make-up artist I'm going to tell you a little secret. And I wouldn't be saying this unless I was 100% sure it was safe and good for your brushes, I have every make up brush out there and it's an expensive investment so I wouldn't ruin my brushes just to save $15.
Instead of paying for expensive "brush cleaners" a GREAT way to clean your brushes is...
Fill a cup or glass with warm, NOT HOT, water.
Add either shampoo or dishwashing soap to the glass/cup.
Dish washing soap is anti-bacterial and mild and shampoo is mild enough as well.
You want to dip the brush in the glass of water, this way the water is being pushed up into the bristles and cleaning every little spot BUT ALSO not damaging the shape of your brush. Some people rub the brush or wet it then rub the bristles of the brush across a surface and this is damaging the shape of your brush.
Keep dipping it in and out of the water. Change the water and repeat till the brush is clean and the water is not that dirty.
Now, as wet as your brush is, get a towel or cloth or anything really to let your brush dry FLAT! (again, very important for your brushe's shape)
You can cover the brush also with the cloth, towel, paper towel. Wrap it if you like, making sure not to smother the bristles.
If you are using the brushes just for yourself, for personal use, you honestly don't have to wash it every day, maybe once a week but I do wash it if I happen to have a very bad break out so the bacteria doesn't transfer.
Hope I was helpful :)
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
I used a light cream body wash and warm water to clean it about once after every other use and it seems fine, but if you can afford it then you can order a reasonable priced liquid brush cleaner under the Tools section.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
i get to it once a month but i believe once a week is recomended if that is the only product u use the brush for. more than one product use, clean it daily.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
I usually wipe my concealer brush off after each use by mashing flat in a Kleenex or papertowel, and I try to wash it with a mild soap (Dove is what anyway) and warm water maybe after every 6-10 uses, You can also use Witch Hazel in between washings.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
I find that if you use the Sephora brush cleaner daily, the application is much more even each time you use it. Plus, with summer coming around, it's best to wash it atleast every other use to avoid unwanted bacteria on your precious face! Hope this helped! =)
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
(Los Angeles, CA)
I always use whatever shampoo i am using to clean all my brushes. I tend to break out a lot so i do clean mine after every 2 uses at least.
YES YOU SHOULD WASH THEM!!!! If you have any liquid makeup and you don't wash them everyday it can contract bacteria which can be harmful when you put it on your skin (i.e. causes breakouts which is not good :[). I would recommend washing your brushes in a mixture of dishwashing soap and a little bit of extra virgin olive oil and letting them dry in a dark place. Hope this helps :)
answered 5 years ago