Washing your makeup brushes is the daily life of a makeup artist.
Sort, wash, disinfect, dry brushes, makeup sponges and other materials ... It's always a bit long course, but one can not ignore this step prevents the growth of bacteria.
Incidentally, it allows you to work with clean brushes and which do not put pink traces when making a green make-up.
Wash or disinfect, what's the difference?
Wash brushes and sponges is to remove all traces of makeup. For this, we will seek to dissolve makeup. For textures powder, a product with surface active enough. For creams textures (foundation, cream blush, lipstick, mascara ...) and for new waterproof textures (gel eyeliner, eye shadow waterproof cream ...), an oil used before cleaning it helps to streamline texture and ease of cleaning.
Disinfection is intended to remove viruses and bacteria that may be present on the skin, tools and makeup. The disinfectant brush is based on an alcohol partially dissolves fat, it removes the bulk of the foundation on a flat brush for example, but it still remain traces of foundation on your brush, which appear shampoo.
To summarize: the brush cleaner prevents contamination and proliferation of bacteria, and shampoo removes traces of makeup. One does not replace the other, the cleaning brush is not enough to remove all the textures creams and shampoo disinfects do anything (especially if you have a model with herpes ...). At the professional level, it is mandatory to have clean and disinfected brush for each client.
How I proceeded to wash my brushes:
I clean my brushes in 3 steps. Oil / Shampoo / disinfectant.
First bowl: oil.
Vegetable or mineral according to your preferences, your budget or your beliefs. Here I used oil Apricot Aroma-zone, but any oil odorless and not too heavy will do. Otherwise, the two-phase removers trade can also be used, since the party fleet is mineral oil.
This first bowl is used to dissolve the fat embedded in the brushes, textures such as creams: waterproof eyeliner, concealer cream, blush, lipstick.
Dip the tip of the brush in the oil, and gently wipe in a circular motion on a little thick handkerchief or a piece of paper towel. Be careful that the oil does not affect the glue that holds the brushes, at the junction with the handle.
Second bowl: shampoo.
You can choose either a mild shampoo, organic kind of impeccable composition, a baby shampoo or a shampoo shielded low range of silicone, which will allow better shaping of the brush and a better sliding. If you opt for the silicone, it will regularly make masks with your brushes.
Third step: the disinfectant brushes.
Unlike many videos and tutorials known makeup artists can be seen on the internet, I do not recommend pouring disinfectant brush into a bowl to soak in brushes. Or use a spray.
What they forget to tell you is that the main component of the disinfectant brush is a volatile alcohol highly toxic by inhalation. This means that when you pour, the molecules go quickly in the air, and as you are on top, you breathe without you realizing it. And that gun you silently liver, alcohol in question being hepatotoxic inhalation and ingestion.
That's why it is always written to use it in a ventilated room.
Except that, in general, disinfection is early morning, late at night in an ice backstage and without windows. Or between client, in a hot and stuffy. Rarely outdoors. So to limit contact with this product far from trivial, I prefer to put it in a dosing bottle, pour a few drops on a tissue or paper towel, and apply the brush above, far from my nose, and repeat as much as necessary. Soaked handkerchiefs used must then be put in a closed bin (bag, kit ...).
In addition, it saves money, it uses a lot less. This is not always applicable in all situations, but as limit exposure.
Voluntarily I do not give a recipe to make one's own disinfectant brush, because I consider that the handling of such toxic products must be accompanied by training to know how to manage the risks.
Practical example: How to wash the angled brush covered with waterproof liner that although black and dried between. ( The brush comes from EcoTools and it is very cool and cheap, waterproof liner comes to gasoline and is top .)
The brush is dipped in oil:
One paper towel to remove most of the waterproof liner:
Is dipped in the shampoo:
Well rinsed and thoroughly dried.
It then passes the disinfectant brush and it is placed either flat or upside down to dry.
And we start to finishing the dish brushes!
(Well, so it was the chestnut beauty blog.)
And you, how do you go wash your brushes?