Thursday, 18 April 2013

How I spot clean my brushes | MAC brush cleanser review

Hello..
I thought, instead of just a review on the MAC brush cleanser, I'd do a post on how I spot clean my brushes, as there are alot of posts about how people deep clean their brushes.
In my opinion, spot cleaning is just as important as deep cleaning.



So as I mentioned I use MACs brush cleanser, you can get this from any MAC counter, MAC online or Debenhams online, thats were I got mine from. It retails at £9.50 for 235ml or 7.9 us fl oz, which compared to cliniques brush cleanser which is £12.50 for 200ml your getting a tiny bit more for your money with MAC, which I'm all about value for money!
Although this bottle has a pouring spout (if that's what you'd call it) instead of a pump, I'm not too sure what I'd prefer to be honest.

So to spot clean your brushes
 1. you will need your favourite brush cleanser.

2. You will obviously need your brushes


3. Get some tissue or a muslin square and fold it so its small enough to fit in the palm of you hand or so it's the right thickness for soaking you cleanser, and pour a small amount of cleanser onto the tissue/towel, i use about 3 drops. 

4. Take your brush and place the tissue/towel in the palm of you hand and in circular motions rub the brush in the liquid.


 Do this until no more product comes off the brush and the brush looks clean.

Then I like to reshape my brushes using my palm or my fingers (depending on the size of the brush)
and leave your brushes to dry up to 15 minutes.

I like to spot clean my brushes after every other use, or if I've used bright colours or shimmer then I will clean them after that as I tend to use a lot of neutral matte colours for everyday and don't want the colour or shimmer to transfer from the brushes.

You will also need to deep cleanse your brushes once a month as there could be build up at the base for the bristles. I tend to use baby shampoo for that.. but that's another post ;) 

The thing I like the most about MAC brush cleanser is it doesn't take too long to dry, my brushes are usually dry and ready to go after 5 minuets after cleansing. It does say on the description of the product that it is fast drying and it truly is.
Also I like the fact that it doesn't have a chemical smell to it, not that iv gone around and smelt other brush cleansers haha!

So if you are in the market for a new brush cleanser and haven't tried MACs brush cleanser I highly recommend it! and it is pretty inexpensive especially for MAC :)

If you have used MAC brush cleanser or spot clean your brushes in a different way I'd love to know so leave comments :)

Thanks for reading

Speak soon!
Much love
Xxx

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