Wednesday, October 24, 2012

HOW TO: WASH OUR PRECIOUS MAKEUP BRUSHES

As I mentioned before, makeup brushes to me are like my babies. Without them, it would feel like as if a photographer without her camera. So today, I would like to share with you how to wash makeup brushes as I think this is the number one most important step in maintaining your brushes. 

To do this, all you need are: a soap and water

1. Before you start, always make sure that your sink is clean. To create soapy water, place a bar of soap in the sink while filling up the sink with half full of warm water.

2. Place all your dirty makeup brushes into the soap water and let it sit for a minute or two.

3. With one hand holding a bar of soap, I would give a couple gentle sweep on top of the soap to ensure all the brushes are rid of makeup residue. Do this to all of your brushes one by one.

4. then with a thumb and index give it a gentle squeeze in the direction of your brush to squeeze out all the makeup residue

5. Drain all the dirty soapy water and give your sink a quick rinse before filling it with half full of clean water. Give all your brushes a nice rinse in the water and you are good to go

6. Lastly, leave it air dry lying flat on a napkin (you can also use a towel or basket, whichever work best for you). NEVER let it dry standing in your brush holder as the water will weight the hair down and this will distort the shape of your brush.

This complete my tutorial! Hope you like it!

xoxo <3

Ang


93 comments:

  1. I have to do that, Thank you Ang
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  2. This is so helpful girl!
    check out my page. xo

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  3. I always put them in the washing machine mwahahaha >:D
    x, Lara
    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/

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  4. Nice trick! Easy and careful step to wash brushes! Wow! Can't imagine if I had that much brushes.:)

    ~Chai
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  5. Thanks for the tips!

    Lea x

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  6. Great tips! :)

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  7. I loved this post! Make up brushes are essential and can last for years if cared for properly! So nice to stumble upon your blog! I hope you could find time to check mine out too!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  8. love this post thanks for your sweet comment on my blog gladly to follow each other i followed you and wait to follow back

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    xoxo
    nourhan

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  9. now uan the newest follower on bloglovin

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  10. Super interesting, thanks
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  11. i actually never done it before! thanks for sharing!

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  12. Great post! Its very useful :) Thanks for sharing!

    Im following you now via gfc and bloglovin, i hope you follow me back :)

    XoXo

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  13. Awesome idea! Thanks for reminding me to clean my brushes :)
    Would you use this method for wooden handled brushes? I'm always worried that the water will seep in and crack them.
    Thanks for the great post!

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  14. I have to do this myself, because my brushes need a little treat!

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  15. Following you on bloglovin dear, already following you on google! Thanks a lot for your comment :)
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  16. great brushes ;)

    thank you for the lovely comment ! Of course we can follow each other ;)
    Just give me a sign and I'll follow you back-I promise !!! :D

    RUNWAY JUICE

    xoxo

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  17. Great post, doing all the brushes together in one batch is good too saves time in the long run.

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  18. Great post, good idea!
    would you like to follow each other?
    xoxo Ewa

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  19. Thank you for visiting my blog :)
    Yes, let's follow each other! Following you now

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  20. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog <3 And great post btw!^^ Followed u on GFC and bloglovin!Follow back! http://shabanahime.blogspot.com

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  21. Thank you so much for comment on my blog! And yes. I would love for us to follow each other! I'm following you now :)
    This is a great post! Very informative.

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  22. i hate this job hehe xx

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  23. Thanks for the tips sweetie
    and Yes i'd luv to follow each other
    So i started by following u via GFC and Bloglovin #71
    Follow me back on both :)
    I'll wait for ur answer in my blog

    Kisses!

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  24. Thanks for this very helpful tutorial!!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  25. thank you for visiting :)
    i definitely need to wash my brushes soon. I've been slacking on that. oops

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  26. your blog is awesome. Your post and turorials are very helpful for someone like me. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and the sweet thoughts. I just you now on GFC. Follow me if you would like to. thanks

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  27. Nice blog!What about following each other?

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  28. Great tutorial :)
    Thank you for stopping by, I would love to follow each other :)
    I'm following you now. Wait for you :)

    xoxo
    Ina :*

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  29. nice blog)
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  30. These are great tips, Ang because I definitely need to start doing this!
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files
    Shop Kawaii Kitsch by A on Etsy!

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  31. Yes.;)
    great blog!
    I follow you and I hope u follow me xoxo
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    1. Thanks and look out for me often :)

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  32. aww thanks for your comment! of course, I'd love to follow each other! your blog is so amazing! :)) x

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  33. Thanks for sharing! I am really lazy when it comes to cleaning my brushes! Thanks for reminding me :) Thanks for your sweet comment! You have a great blog so ofcourse we can follow each other! Following you now with Bloglovin! :) x

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  34. Hi dear I have just found your blog and its amazing!! Follow each other at GFC ? Keep in touch
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  35. Really love your blog! & thanks for stopping by!

    Following<3

    xoxo
    EV
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  36. amazing post!! it's so interesting!

    I follow you on Bloglovin ;)

    xx

    Laura


    PURSESANDI - personal style blog

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  37. Of course it would be awesome to follow each other! Followed you :)
    This post is really useful, I never know how to clean my brushes perfectly!

    xx

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  38. you jsut reminded me that i need to wash mine!!
    great inspiration! love the pic!
    thanks for sharing!

    if you like we can follow each other on bloglovin :)
    let me know!
    STYLE DECORUM

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  39. I always like to read how others clean their brushes. It's so important to wash them! Great tips!
    xo,
    nancy

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  40. Hey I'd love to follow you! I love your unique, fun makeup looks!! Following you now GFC.
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  41. Hi Ang! Thank you for visiting my blog! I'm following you now on GFC (#534) and Bloglovin (#74).

    Rita @ www.CoastWithMe.com

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  42. OMG ! How cool is your blog ! I love it !
    I'm following you ! :D

    xo ,
    Ana Catalarrana
    http://sinbowtie.blogspot.com

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  43. Such a great post. I would have never thought to use bar soap. I always by the brush cleaner.

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  44. Great washing tips!
    hugs from New York,
    xx
    Ask Erena
    http://askerena.blogspot.com/

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  45. Great idea! :)
    I always try to clean all my brushes!

    I like your blog, follow each other to keep in touch? If you want follow me and let me know and I'll follow you back! Kisses from Italy xxx

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  46. Such good tips to know, I've just recently started buying brushes and experimenting more with make up. I'm following you now, hope you'll stop by and follow back.

    xo erica

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  47. I am so happy you did this post! Thanks for the tips and to remind me of how important it is to take care of my makeup brushes!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  48. Thanks for you commen and my blog, I´m following you via GFC and Bloglovin

    Kiss

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  49. This is a great blog topic. I'm happy you commented me because it led me to your wonderful blog! Yes, I would love to follow you! I look forward to your future topics!

    Erin

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    Now following you on GFC and bloglovin!

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  50. I wish I had that many brushes!
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog :D
    I would love to follow each other! Already following you on GFC and bloglovin'!!!
    I'll be waiting for you :D

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  51. Yes, I would like to follow each other! Now folioing you, follow back :)
    Great blog! Def going to clean my brushes tonight!

    Xx Erin

    thefashionfairyblog.blogspot.com

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  52. Hello Dear :) Thank's for visiting my blog! Of course we can follow each other! I already am :)and I'm waiting for You :)

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  53. really interesting post!!!
    of course i'd love to follow each other =)
    let me know!

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  54. Hi, thank you for stopping by my blog and such a lovely comment you left, glad to meet you:) Your blog is awesome, you are so cute!it would be great to follow each other, so i'm following you right now, hope you will do same:)
    have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alex
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  55. Great tips! Thank you!)

    http://beautyofheworld.blogspot.com/

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  56. Thank you so much. I thought I had to buy fancy soap for my brushes, I'm glad regular soap will also work.

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  57. Good post!!
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  58. Sempre lavo meus pincéis! Realmente é muito importante (:

    Bjinhos ;*
    Pâm

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  59. Great tutorial - thank you for sharing. x

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  60. These tips are wonderful. I had no idea you were not supposed to let your brush dry standing up.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

    P.S. I are having a giveaway for a pair of Swarovksi Crystal Stud Earrings on my blog. Please stop by and enter.

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  61. Great tips!
    Nice blog, dear!
    Would you like to visit mine and if you like it, we could follow each other? :)

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  62. Awesome,like it!

    Wanna follow each other?
    let me know on my blog.
    xx
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  63. thanks! I'm following you back. :) xx

    http://day-dreameer.blogspot.pt/

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  64. thanks for the tip! I actually use a makeup remover solution but sometimes it leaves residue in the brushes :(

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  65. I like to take good care of my brushes as well <3
    Thanks so much for your comment!I'm following you with GFC and Bloglovin. I would love if you could follow me back.
    Love,
    Lali
    Lali pops of colour

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  66. I just cleaned a few brushes, I will have to do the entire set soon. Thanks Ang. xx

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  67. hey dear !

    I follow you now !

    Come to say hello ;)

    RUNWAY JUICE

    xoxo

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  68. Very pretty and classy, love the look :)
    I follow you now ! Wanna be your friend!
    Follow me back on facebook ,twitter,and GFC and add me as a friend in GFC
    love you dear :)

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  69. Loved
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    Beijos Vanessa

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  70. Hi Ang, this is informative post but may I suggest that you try not to dip the whole brush into the water because it will damage the brush - dip until the metal part other the glue and hair etc will fall apart. Hope that helps!

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  71. Great blog! Sure we can follow eachother on GFC & bloglovin, i followed you <3

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  72. nice blog! following now with gfc and bloglovin! :)
    please follow me back

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  73. You're like a painter !
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  74. nice post dear! i'm also always carefyl & meticulous in my brushes-washing lol :)
    bisous x

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  75. Good tips!Lovely blog. What about following each other?

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  76. great post and photos:)
    please visit me in free time:)http://kathrinpocher.blogspot.com/

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  77. I really like you putting up this tutorial. I wash my brushes a lot, but I know some girls don't do it that much. That is a bit stupid because most of us use makeup to make ourselves more perfect and flawless, and putting bacterias via brushes on your face is not the best way...so CLEAN THEM UP :)

    *MlleWanderlust *

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  78. This was a great post indeed! Thanks! :)

    From Finland, with ♥,
    curiousnoora.blogspot.com

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