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DimePiece17 01-30-2012 07:52 PM

What's your favorite brush cleaner?
 
I just posted a review of my favorite, but It's not easy to get on the ground.
I'm looking for something not too expensive, but also dries quickly. Thoughts?

Oh, and take a look at my review :-)
My FAVORITE and THE BEST All Natural Brush Cleaner - YouTube

cympreni 01-30-2012 08:29 PM

I just use a mild soap. It works just fine for my paintbrushes.

The New Black 01-30-2012 08:50 PM

Baby shampoo is just fine for my personal brushes. But for my kit I like Ben Nye. It cleans and sanitizes. I dont like Mac's cleaner.

3c4d7zwhatevs 01-30-2012 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by PhoenixThNuBlak (Post 1872855)
Baby shampoo is just fine for my personal brushes. But for my kit I like Ben Nye. It cleans and sanitizes. I dont like Mac's cleaner.

Me either. I use castile soap.

DimePiece17 01-30-2012 09:03 PM

Thanks, Ladies! I guess i should have been more clear. I'm looking for more of a dupe for my Japonesque. Washing with soap and the like doesn't really allow for fast drying. Anyway, I'll keep on the hunt :-) Thanks, again!

The New Black 01-30-2012 10:46 PM

Ben Nye would be a good dupe. It's either the same price or a smidge cheaper (minus shipping though).

luvmylocs 01-31-2012 12:04 AM

for a quick spray cleanser i use japonesque. with an ulta coupon it's a good deal.

for a more thorough cleaning i use baby shampoo.

Spiralli 01-31-2012 10:13 AM

I use Dr. Bronners baby castille soap. With the light blue label IIRC. Cleans really well and seems to dry quicker than baby shampoo did for me.

The New Black 01-31-2012 12:58 PM

I was on another beauty site today. And a pro MUA said not to use baby shampoo when doing your cleaning post-event. Instead use shampoo for color treated hair. She also said a good homemade brush cleaner is 1 part water/1 part alcohol/1 drop shampoo.

kurlykylee 01-31-2012 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by DimePiece17 (Post 1872806)
I just posted a review of my favorite, but It's not easy to get on the ground.
I'm looking for something not too expensive, but also dries quickly. Thoughts?

Oh, and take a look at my review :-)
My FAVORITE and THE BEST All Natural Brush Cleaner - YouTube

Loved your review! I want to try it now! I'm a cheapskate though...

luvmylocs 01-31-2012 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by PhoenixThNuBlak (Post 1873303)
I was on another beauty site today. And a pro MUA said not to use baby shampoo when doing your cleaning post-event. Instead use shampoo for color treated hair. She also said a good homemade brush cleaner is 1 part water/1 part alcohol/1 drop shampoo.

is it because baby shampoo isn't strong enough or is it too strong? i have one brush that i use the benefit cha cha tint and the brush is still stained. it's got white bristles and the tint is melon color. i wonder if there's anything i could use to get it out.

curlyserf 01-31-2012 02:39 PM

I watched a video earlier where the makeup artist suggested using 99% alcohol. It is supposed to clean and disinfect while drying quickly to allow you to use the brush again right away. Many comments said that 70% isopropyl alcohol would work just as well.

I've been using a facial cleanser and water. I have heard that would work since the facial cleanser removes makeup from the face, therefore it would clean it from brushes. I would imagine this would only be for brushes that are being used on one person, not on various people such as a makeup artist would.

Alice_42 01-31-2012 07:12 PM

Cetaphil face wash. That stuff did NOTHING for my face but it does wonders for my brushes. My stippling brush looks brand new!

curlyserf 01-31-2012 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Alice_42 (Post 1873554)
Cetaphil face wash. That stuff did NOTHING for my face but it does wonders for my brushes. My stippling brush looks brand new!

I have some sitting around that I don't use anymore. I'll have to try it.

The New Black 01-31-2012 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by luvmylocs (Post 1873384)
Quote:

Originally Posted by PhoenixThNuBlak (Post 1873303)
I was on another beauty site today. And a pro MUA said not to use baby shampoo when doing your cleaning post-event. Instead use shampoo for color treated hair. She also said a good homemade brush cleaner is 1 part water/1 part alcohol/1 drop shampoo.

is it because baby shampoo isn't strong enough or is it too strong? i have one brush that i use the benefit cha cha tint and the brush is still stained. it's got white bristles and the tint is melon color. i wonder if there's anything i could use to get it out.

No idea...I should ask her.

kurlykylee 01-31-2012 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Alice_42 (Post 1873554)
Cetaphil face wash. That stuff did NOTHING for my face but it does wonders for my brushes. My stippling brush looks brand new!

I LOVE cetaphil. It did wonders for my face! So I'll have to try it on my brushes too, thanks!

luvmylocs 02-02-2012 09:27 PM

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here's my brush that won't come clean no matter what i use. you know that cha cha tint does sort of stain my cheeks but it doesn't bother me. it eventually comes off. i guess i'll just live with my used to be white brush.

The New Black 02-04-2012 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by luvmylocs (Post 1873384)
Quote:

Originally Posted by PhoenixThNuBlak (Post 1873303)
I was on another beauty site today. And a pro MUA said not to use baby shampoo when doing your cleaning post-event. Instead use shampoo for color treated hair. She also said a good homemade brush cleaner is 1 part water/1 part alcohol/1 drop shampoo.

is it because baby shampoo isn't strong enough or is it too strong? i have one brush that i use the benefit cha cha tint and the brush is still stained. it's got white bristles and the tint is melon color. i wonder if there's anything i could use to get it out.

Here's what s/he said in reply:
"'Natural' baby shampoo is made up almost entirely of oil based products, which can prevent your brushes from picking up pigment and can even make them a little greasy. Regular baby shampoo, aside from the recent formaldehyde controversy that could lead to contact dermatitis, people don't realize that baby shampoo is not only much more abrasive than the label suggests - but also that it does nothing to preserve the COLOR of your brush hair.

Shampoo for color-treated hair is fantastic. I use Pureology because it doesn't have sulfates and a lot of really god-awful ingredients. Nothing is perfect, but I do try to be conscious of what I'm using. A $7 travel bottle of Pureology lasts a few months. I have brushes that have been around since I started doing makeup almost 10 years ago!

Also when I can score free products, I actually do like the Bobbi Brown brush shampoo as well. Not something I'd pay a fortune for, but a great product for those of you that are wondering.

Hope that helps;)"

curlylaura 02-05-2012 04:06 AM

I use a cheap face wash to clean my brushes.

The New Black 06-18-2012 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by luvmylocs (Post 1873384)
is it because baby shampoo isn't strong enough or is it too strong? i have one brush that i use the benefit cha cha tint and the brush is still stained. it's got white bristles and the tint is melon color. i wonder if there's anything i could use to get it out.

The other day I used dish soap to clean my stippling brush - another tip from a(nother) makeup artist. It had been sitting in my bag for a week with brown foundation on it. It came totally clean. No staining.


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