This first method is the one I, myself, use on my brushes most of the time to deep clean. The ingredients are nothing more than baby shampoo and water. I like using the Johnson's Baby Shampoo. The reason you would want to use baby shampoo is because it is gentle and won't harm your eyes or skin (in most cases). You can do this one of two ways.
- The first way is to add a pea sized drop of baby shampoo into a small cup of water and swirl the brush around in it. Be careful NOT to submerge the metal barrel into the water, ONLY the bristles. If you submerge the barrel, the glue can weaken and cause your brushes to shed. As you swirl the brush, you should see the water turn colors. If the water gets too dirty, you can change the water and continue swirling or run it under low running water for a few minutes (which you would need to do to get the shampoo out of the bristles anyway).
- The second way consists of putting a small amount of water and shampoo in the palm of your hand and swirling your brush around in it. I do this when I know I have just recently deep cleaned my brushes, but I want to get a darker color blush or shadow out. Just make sure you rinse it under low running water when you are done to get the excess shampoo out.
Another good method is to use dish soap and a sponge. Put a small amount of dish soap and water onto a new sponge and swirl your brushes around in it. You should see the colors begin to fall off your brush. When no more color is coming off of your brush, proceed to rinse it under low running water to remove any leftover makeup and soap residue. Lastly, pat your brushes to rid them of any excess water and lay them flat to dry.
Another altenative to these at home methods is using a brush cleaner available from many cosmetics lines. My favorites are the Mac brush cleaner and the Elf brush shampoo.
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