Cleansing Oil... To Wash Brushes?

Hello!

The other day I was carrying out my usual fortnightly brush cleaning routine. I was using my usual brush cleaning product, which actually isn't a brush cleaning product at all, the Aussie Mega Shampoo. I love this to clean my brushes as it really shifts all the product from deep in the brushes as well as leaving them soft and smelling lovely! However, it's no secret that foundation can be an utter pain to clean off brushes, particularly if you use a heavier or full coverage foundation, and whilst washing my brushes the other day I just couldn't get all the foundation to clean off the brush. I washed and left my foundation brush to dry twice but it ended up not looking any cleaner than when I started.

Cleansing Oil... To Wash Brushes?

Cleansing Oil... To Wash Brushes?

I then had a thought and decided to carry out a bit of trail and error, which luckily worked out very well. I used my current cleansing oil (which is amazing at melting away makeup from the face) on my foundation brush in hope it would help to clean it up a bit better than what I had already done. Luckily it worked (yay!) and after a couple of pumps of the oil on to the brush the foundation melted off. After washing off the oil I also washed the brush with my usual cleaner to remove the all the excess and the brush looked as good as new! I know this method might not worked for everyone but I found it worked so, so well for me! I really like having products that have multiple and/or alternative uses and this is a great example of one. Saves me splashing out of makeup brush cleansers!

Do you have any brush washing tips?

Kelsey xx

12 comments:

  1. Amazing! What a great help especially for my foundation sponges and brushes! Thanks gal xx




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  2. I do this too!! its so good for getting makeup off of them! xxx

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  3. what a great idea!:) I always wash my brushes with baby shampoo

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  4. We use an alcohol solution in class, as we need to wash brushes quickly, but that can damage them if it's all you use to clean them with. But I always use oil to get foundation off my brushes. it leaves them supersoft too.

    Thanks for the link via Twitter. Looking forward to reading more!

    Roxilicious82 @ Simply Roxilicious!

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  5. Wow! Such a good idea! I'm going to give it a go wish Olive oil to see if that works as well!

    Charlotte - blotandreapply.com xx

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  6. I've never thought of using a cleansing oil to wash my brushes! I usually stick to Johnson's Baby Shampoo x

    Jordan-Alice

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  7. You've just reminded me i have a tonne of baby oil that needs to be used up, maybe I'll try that before washing them with the baby shampoo to get the oil residue off!

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  8. Glad it worked for you :) I usually either use dish soap (removes any fat and oily residue) or a good shampoo+conditioner :) When spot cleaning my brushes I use Heptan as it removes all of the makeup and it dries right away..:) x

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  9. hey! whaat a great idea, ive washed my face brushes with cleansers before, it does work doesnt it! i found you via blog hop :) now following!

    x

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  10. I use a supermarket basics tea-tree cleansing soap. Its way too strong for my face but perfect for brushes, just wet the soap and brush the ..er..brushes along it a few times to get a lather, then rinse between fingers and voila!

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  11. This is a great idea! I always just used dish soap :x Some of my brushes are in desperate need of a washing as well!

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  12. Ooh this is a great idea! Currently I just use a hand wash to clean mine but I feel it may not cleanse as thoroughly... Will definitely be trying this out for a deep cleanse as I have a gentle cleansing oil I rarely use!

    Kathryn x
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