How I Clean By Brushes
I clean my brushes in two different ways. The first way I clean my brushes is with my MAC brush cleaner, and the other way is with a mixture of different cleaners.
For the light cleanings, which I do during and after my makeup, I use my MAC brush cleaner (which is LOVE!!!). I actually use an old spray bottle that used to hold my Essence of Beauty brush cleaner, and I fill it with a mixture of brush cleaner and water. The spray bottle holds 2.7 fl oz, and I fill it with MAC cleaner about 1/4 to 1/3 of the way full. I then add water to it, filling the rest of the bottle up, which turns the dark pink color of the cleaner into a light pink color.
This cleaner mixture makes the PERFECT quick brush washing. When I am using a certain brush for eyeshadow I can clean a brush with this cleaner and continue using it a few minutes later. The cleaner takes only a few minutes to dry, so the brush is ready to go. When I go to clean the brushes I spray a wash rag or a paper towel a few times and then I wipe the brush across the solution several times. The brush comes out looking practically white. This works to keep my brushes going through my makeup play.
The second way I clean my brushes is with a deep cleaning and conditioning treatment. I actually found this way from one of my favorite beauty blogs, IlurveMakeup. She has one of the most innovative ways of deep cleaning brushes. Ever since I saw this video, my brushes look as close to brand new as they are going to get.
The solution that is used in the video includes, baby shampoo, antibacterial dish soap, and regular shampoo and conditioner. This is an amazing mixture and it works AMAZINGLY well. I highly recommend that EVERYONE washes their brushes in this way.
You can check out this video with step by step instructions on Youtube: