How should I care for my mineral makeup brush?
I recently purchased the new professional minderal powder brush #45. How often should I clean it? How long should I wait to let it dry before using it again? When I do wash it, it seems to take forever to dry (4 days). Is there anything I can do to get it to dry faster? Thanks for your help!
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
on Classic Multitasker Brush #45
If you use it everyday, you can spot clean it between uses with brush cleanser (MAC brush cleanser/Parisian Spirit are my favs). If you don't spot clean, then I'd wash it once a week. Spot cleaning with give you a cleaner brush with less washing (aka Deep Cleaning). Also if you just lightly squeeze out the extra water with your hands- and you can also take a towel and wrap it around the brush and squeeze out more (just do it lightly or hairs might fall out). Lay it FLAT to dry on a counter- make sure the brush head is peeking out over the flat surface. Hope this helps!
Baby Shampoo is the cheapest and one of the best ways to clean your brushes. I prefer using Philosophy's Grace 3-in-1 Shampoo/Body/etc. because is makes my brushes smell AMAZING afterwards!! Run the brush under cold water in your sink, get it wet. Apply the shampoo in the palm of your hand. And swirl the brush in the shampoo- swirling it in the palm of your hand. When you go to rinse it, make sure the brush is facing DOWN so that no water gets into the ferrule of the brush (which eventually causes the glue to loosen and the brush separates from the handle). I repeat this washing process twice. If you've gone a long time without washing it, repeat it three times. To dry: Lightly squeeze out the rest of the water. Then lay the brush OVER a counter top (bathroom counter/table/etc.) I put a towel underneath. Hope this helps!!
Hi - I wash mine with the Sephora Antibacterial cleaner about twice a week or so depending on how often during the week I use it. You can also use a gentle shampoo, like a baby one. I pump a bit of the cleaner into the palm of my hand, wet the brush bristles with water and then swirl the brush in my palm. The stuff comes right off and down the sink. Depending on how bad it is, I'll repeat again, squeeze out any excess and rinse the brush. I leave it on a towel overnight and it's dry by morning..if still a little damp, I just use a blow dryer to finish it off. Never let the brush dry standing up like you would store it between uses and don't run the handle under water, this will ruin it. Hope that helps.
Synthetic brushes are easily cleaned with some alcohol. It will not damage the brush. I would suggest spritzing it with some alcohol or brush cleaner and then wiping it on a paper towel until all of the color on the brush is wiped away. After you should leave it out on a paper towel and it should dry over night. Another option is brush cleaner wipes- which sephora sells (or used to sell) for under $10. Good luck!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
I have acne prone skin so I tend to wash my face brushes every 1 to 2 weeks. I use my Purpose face cleaner which is soap free so it is gentle. My brush dries overnight so make sure you squeeze any excess water when finish washing the brush and lay flat. Hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
I wash mine once a week and I use the brush daily. If you are using mineral powder this should be frequent enough. My brush dries overnight, it should not take 4 days. Just moisten the bristles so they are damp and use a little of Sephora's brush shampoo (it is the best), then rub the shampoo into the bristles by swirling it in your hand. Rinse thoroughly and gently squeeze excess moisture out. Then lay it horizontally somewhere that the bristles are exposed on all sides, I lay mine so just the bristles hang off the side of my makeup table. Hope that helps!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
(British Columbia Canada)
I gently swipe any excess color off on a tissue when using between different blush colors but give a wash with baby shampoo once a week.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
The best way to clean and sanitize synthetic brushes is just with straight isopropyl alcohol 70% or higher. A tiny bit of dishwashing soap (because it removes grease) is also good to remove excess product. Traditional brush cleaner often have silicones or oils in them which are meant to condition animal hair brushes. These types of cleaners will usually leave a film on the synthetic brushes. Just 70% or higher alcohol or dishwashing soap is necessary. Make sure to rinse well to get the alcohol smell out or soap and squeeze excess moisture out of your bristles before laying it flat to dry. As long as you are not oversaturating your brush with either water or cleaner, you squeeze out extra moisture, your brush will dry overnight.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
I use a makeup brush cleaner for daily spot cleaning & every few days clean in thoroughly. If you make sure you squeeze it out & lay it sideways it should be dry the next morning (mine is) BUT you can opt to use a brush guard that you can find at:
THIS way you can dry it w/the bristles pointing in a downward motion in a clear glass w/out ruining the bristles (b/c the brush guard is stiff enough to support the brush).
You'll also be amazed @ how much water will run out into the bottom of the glass (which means no water leaking into the ferrule to loosen up the bristles...which is a good thing b/c it will improve the longevity of the brush!)
I spot clean mine brush cleaner...Sephora puts out a great brush cleanser...just spray some on a paper towel & gently swipe the bristles of the brush back & forth to clean them. It will dry relatively fast (just as long as you're not "soaking" the bristles wet w/the brush cleaner)
I hope this helps you!! :)
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
okay, for face brushes, i like to wash mine once a week. i wash it with baby shampoo and luke warm water (not too hot, not too cold). word of advice. wash it right after your morning make up application, this way it will at least be dry for your next application, either later on in the day or the next morning.
after washing, ring out all the water then towel dry it to squeeze the excess water out. do not dry it vertically with the brush part on top. the water seeps into the roots and decreases the brushs longevity. dry it either vertically with the brush part facing down, or horizontally on a papertowel.
sephora makes this great spray for in between washes...but i forget what its called (sorry) lol it acts like a disinfectant too. i hope i was able to answer your question a little, at least! ; )
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
(east brunswick, nj)
If you use it every day on clean skin, you shouldn't have to wash it more than once a week or so (plus apparently it's been treated to prevent bacteria from building up). Use a brush cleaner or baby shampoo, and make sure to gently squeeze all excess water from the brush afterwards. You can also wrap it in a soft cloth and gently squeeze, so the water absorbs into the cloth. Lay it on it's side with the bristles hanging over the edge so that moisture doesn't collect at the base of the bristles.
You could use a hair dryer at low heat to speed up the drying process but it might be a little hard on it. Hope that helps.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago