I thought I'd give it a shot. Here's what you need (very simple, no excuses!):
- Warm water
- Baby oil or I think you can use olive oil too
- Some antibacterial soap if you want to use that
- Something to dry the brushes, like paper towels
Pretty easy huh?!
Put warm water into a container and add a few drops of baby oil
Put the brush in the container and stir it
If the brushes are really dirty like mine were, put some baby oil on your hand and mix the brushes into that
I wish you could even see in the photo how awfully orange my stippling brush was coming out hahaha.
Interchange between baby oil on hand stirring and jar stirring, whatever you like
Now here's the key bit! Checking if they're clean...
Damp the brush on the paper towel and see what colour it comes out
As you can see some of mine that looked relatively clean...really weren't!
Keep cleaning and when done put them on a fresh paper towel to dry, I'd probably recommend overnight.
I'd probably recommend cleaning foundation brushes as frequently as possible as they come in contact (well for me anyway) daily and otherwise you're just rubbing dirt on your face, yum.
Got any tips for cleaning brushes?