Last night was brush cleansing night. I normally do this over the weekend, but yesterday I was feeling especially productive and had some free time in hand. There will only be face brushes because I do not do eye makeup! I have maybe two eyeshadows in my stash, one is MAC Bronze and the other a Shu uemura or something which looks exactly the same as MAC Cranberry!
The brushes shown are
- MAC 116 blush brush
- MAC 134 Face brush
- RT blush brush
- RT Expert face brush
- Sigma Tapered Kabuki
- Sigma Angled Kabuki
I have been regular with brush spa sessions ever since I had a bad experience with the MAC 134 mentioned here. I wash my brushes with any cheapy cheap shampoo that I currently have. Right now it is Head & Shoulders shampoo + Conditioner. This seems to work awesome leaving brushes extremely fluffy and soft thanks to the conditioner ingrained into the shampoo.
Few observations I made while washing
- MAC 116 blush brush was the most dirty, it kept oozing out pink froth even after 3-4 shampoo washes. And this is just one week into using it!
- The RT blush brush was pretty badly stained pink after only two uses with MAC Fleur power. Post-washing though it is back to its former glory.
- The MAC 116 blush brush was the one that shed the most. 3-4 hairs lost yesterday alone. The rest of the brushes were all completely shed-proof!
- After leaving them to dry overnight the MAC and RT brushes are completely dry, fluffy and soft. The two sigma brushes are still as wet as a chicken in the rain! They take absolutely ages to dry which really irritates me because today morning I had to blend concealer with my fingers.
- The brushes all look and feel as good as new, especially happy with the MAC ones. They have lasted my 3 years already and still look super-new!
- They are all so clean and soft, it makes me sad to get them all dirty again :(
Step-2 Wash away the froth and rinse the brush until the water runs clear. I don't put the brushes directly under running water. Instead I take the desired amount of water in a bown and switl the brush in it. Just to make sure water does not get into the brush holder.
Step-3 Squeeze out extra water and leave them on a dry flannel to dry overnight.