How I clean my Makeup Brushes

Simple Antibacterial Handwash
Price: £1.99
Size: 250ml
Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Cocamide DEA, Citronellyl Methylcrotonate, Panthenol, Glyceryl Laurate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Polyquaternium-7, Citrus Grandis Seed Extract, d-Limonene, Benzophenone-4, Mentha Arvensis Oil, Copper PCA, Sodium Hydroxide, Pantolactone, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Oil, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

I use Simple Antibacterial Handwash to clean my brushes and find it works great. I have my sister to thank for pointing me in the right direction for this. I've never felt the need to buy specialist brush cleaners as I find them pricey and many other products work just as well. I have now found one I shall be sticking to and have done for quite some time.

Simple Antibacterial Handwash is perfume and colour free so it won’t discolour your brushes or leave them smelling rather odd. As it's from the Simple range, it is also great for sensitive skin. I particularly like the antibacterial aspects of it as I feel it keeps my brushes that extra bit clean.

I clean my foundation brush every day with this and my other brushes once a week. I tend to wash my foundation brush at night after cleansing and it only takes about 2 minutes. I squirt one pump onto my hand and swirl the brush around in it, then rinse the brush with warm water and repeat this at least another two times until all the handwash has gone, the brush is clean and the water is running clear. I then dab it into a towel and leave it to air dry over night, leaving my brush nice and ready to use in the morning again.

Below is my MAC 187 brush. This has been my regular foundation brush for over a year now and I wouldn't be without it. At times I haven't been able to wash it for a week or so but as you can see, it's still as white as ever. The handwash seems to remove anything and everything. This is it after it's just been washed and lightly dried with a towel so some of the bristles are sticking out a bit but it soon goes back to its regular shape.

This is how I clean all of my brushes and I wouldn't want to use anything else. It lasts ages and is very cheap so worth a try next time you're looking for something to clean your brushes with.

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  1. hmmm. never thought of that. That is a really good idea.

  2. I use a fairy liquid and its great too, great post, I think I may try this after my fairy runs out :) x

  3. Should both definitely try it!

  4. clean brushes are so much more effective- i've been a bit lazy in the past fortnight and am seriously looking forward to given them a good makeover!

  5. I have heard of this before. The handwash is good because its antibacterial, I will be getting this once baby shampoo has been used up! :D

  6. Might try that! Thanks for sharing =D

    I'm a new follower ^^

  7. I completely agree - there's absolutely no need to buy expensive brush cleaners! I do buy a cheap (elf) daily brush cleaner but when it comes to deep cleaning - good ol' baby shampoo with a drop of alcohol in it. Think I'll give this a try though. I've bought this handwash before but never thought to use it on my brushes! Thanks!