Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Saturday Brush Washing

I normally try to wash my makeup brushes on every Saturday. Two Saturdays ago was the first Saturday that I didn't have to work in a few months. It was pure bliss having two days off! Unfortunately, I had to work this past Saturday again. The first order of the day was to wash my brushes that were badly in need of a washing. (I do clean my brushes daily using a daily brush cleanser.)

Daiso Puff and Sponge Cleanser has been and is still my favorite cleanser. It cleans the brushes very well and is so inexpensive. I know that many people have been loving the Beauty Blender Solid Cleanser and I'll admit that it was good but I still prefer the Daiso one. The other thing that I use when cleaning my brushes is a nifty little gadget that is actually meant to clean your pores. I can't remember for sure but perhaps it was for blackheads? It's a soft rubbery pad with tiny little "fingers" to help scrub. I find it perfect for scrubbing my brushes while washing and rinsing it off.

This gadget was given to me by a friend a few years ago. I've been using it for almost that long to wash my brushes and have not had any adverse effects to the brush bristles. I will need to pick up more of both the cleanser and the little scrubby thing during my next Japan trip.

My happy brushes:

How often do you wash your brushes?



K said...

I wash my brushes each week as well! Let me know if you need me to buy you both of these before your trip!

Beauty Box said...

I don't wash my brushes often enough lol! I tend to spot clean once a week or two weeks and then do a big thorough wash once a month. Sounds kinda gross? I know! But in my defense I have quite a few brushes so I can wait a little while before washing them. I have to agree that the beauty blender solid cleanser is awesome but ridiculous at $15 a pop for a tiny piece of soap. I need to go back to Daiso's sponge cleaner. For now I'm just using Dr Bronner's Magic Soap which works well but still leaves slight stains on my beauty blender. That said, the beauty blender solid cleanser was great but not perfect - I still had very faint stains leftover.

Bijin Blair said...

Ughhh not often enough!

There's this Daiso groovy silicone thingamajig that everyone in Asia is currently using to wash their brushes. Works very well too, and I have been less lazy with washing my brushes because it's so fun to swirl my brushes on the mat and watch all of the makeup come off.

galpal.hi said...

@K--*HIGH FIVE*! Another person who washes regularly! Our brushes are happy that we do. Thank you! I will definitely let you know.


galpal.hi said...

@Beauty-Box--I never thought about using Dr. Bronner's! That's a great idea. I may give it a try with the remainder that I have.


galpal.hi said...

@Bijin Blair--Ooohhhh, thank you for the info on that Daiso groovy silicone thing! I will definitely look for it when I go to Japan. It sounds like a great product!