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Old 01-30-2012, 06:52 PM   #1
 
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Default 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?

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Old 01-30-2012, 07:29 PM   #2
 
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I just use a mild soap. It works just fine for my paintbrushes.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:50 PM   #3
 
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:46 PM   #6
 
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Ben Nye would be a good dupe. It's either the same price or a smidge cheaper (minus shipping though).
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:04 PM   #7
 
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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.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:13 AM   #8
 
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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.
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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.
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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 :-)
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Loved your review! I want to try it now! I'm a cheapskate though...
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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.
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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.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:12 PM   #13
 
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Cetaphil face wash. That stuff did NOTHING for my face but it does wonders for my brushes. My stippling brush looks brand new!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.

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I use a cheap face wash to clean my brushes.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:57 AM   #20
 
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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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