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I've noticed that I wash my brushes... a lot. I don't like my eye shadow colors to mix so sometimes I washing my eye shadow brushes daily. Anybody else wash their brushes this frequently? I figure MAs must wash their brushes pretty often. Washing them this often won't ruin the brushes will it?

 

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if you want to clean them, but not over clean (?) them, try using a brush cleaner. that's what the MUAs use inbetween makeovers.

 
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what should i wash my brushes with??? is shampoo okay or should i use soap and how would i dry them???

 
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I use baby shampoo to wash, blot gently to get most of the water out, then air dry completely.

 
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I always use brush cleaner for my brushes when I'm working...I wash them every once in a while, but I only wash them with a non-soap cleanser. Mine is an all natural fruit cleanser from my local health food store. Shampoos and soaps are a little too harsh to use as a regular cleaner.

 
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i use brush off and love it. you spray it, take a tissue and wipe it, and it's dry in literally 2 seconds. of course, i wash my brushes 1-2 times a week with baby shampoo or hand wash.

 
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Originally Posted by chellebelle99 what should i wash my brushes with??? is shampoo okay or should i use soap and how would i dry them??? Shampoo or soap might be too harsh. If you can find baby shampoo or a brush cleaner it would be better for your brushes. To dry them, lay them flat and shape them to before they get completely dry.
 
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Thanks for all the suggestions lovely ladies, but what brands are all these products?? I've been using either just plain water or my face cleanser. I think a gentler cleanser would be a good idea for me to use.

 
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Originally Posted by Trisha I wash my brushes daily (just the ones ive used of course) that's so funny because as i was getting all of my brushes outta the bathroom just now (washed them last night), i was like, does trisha do this EVERY DAY with the amount of brushes she has? LOL
 
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I've tried the Brush Off - that's some good stuff!!! It's great for inbetween cleanings. I use my MAC Brush Cleaner about once a week and give them a good deep cleaning.


 
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Originally Posted by Trisha That would take me ages!! Tho they all have a big bath together 2x a month x you know what's funny about that? i actually find that normal and not weird, whereas someone who doesn't know a thing about makeup will probably think you're crazy LOL only makeup addicts
 
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I wash my concealer and eyeliner brushes daily. With the eyeliner brushes, I don't know how you couldn't wash them after every using? The product hardens on them.

Powder/Blush brushes I wash once a week.

 
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I use a mild antibacterial soap.I have to wash my brushes,bacteria loves brushes and i love a clear complexion so i try to keep ontop of cleaning them


 
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I wash mine about once weekly with Johnson's Baby Shampoo and have not worn them out yet. I wash my foundation brush more than any of the others.

 
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I deep clean with MAC brush cleaner 2-3 times a month. In between I have some of the cleaner in a spray bottle and spritz a tissue and wipe til clean.

 
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Wow! Thanks for all the suggestions ladies! I'll probably check out Brush Off and MAC Brush Cleaner first. Maybe I can find them for cheap on ebay. I think my brushes will be much happier!!

 
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Originally Posted by Leadfoot I wash my concealer and eyeliner brushes daily. With the eyeliner brushes, I don't know how you couldn't wash them after every using? The product hardens on them.
Powder/Blush brushes I wash once a week.

 
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Originally Posted by suzukigrrl I've noticed that I wash my brushes... a lot. I don't like my eye shadow colors to mix so sometimes I washing my eye shadow brushes daily. Anybody else wash their brushes this frequently? I figure MAs must wash their brushes pretty often. Washing them this often won't ruin the brushes will it? For my personal brushes, I wash them about once a week. But for those I use on other people, they get cleaned pretty much after every person. I just use regular shampoo though.
I've heard that Parian Spirit and Cinema Secrets are good though.

 
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Originally Posted by Trisha we use this or Brush Off at work and i hate them! Even small eye brushes take agggges to dry! (yes im using it properly!) x that's so weird! i use brush off and it doesn't take long to dry at all. i don't even have to wait. could it be our brushes are made of different hairs?
 

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