Friday, April 8, 2011

What Do Ya'll Do??

I've been using Bare Minerals for about 2 years now.  Before that, I was a Clinique user through and through.  But now, I love how easy, less time consuming, and natural this makeup is.  Going from a regular cream foundation to powder brought one obstacle though - the makeup brush.  I had never used them.  Ya'll, I'm not a girly girl at all.  So the makeup brush was new to me.

Fast forward to now.  I love the brushes but I have one problem.  I have no idea how to clean them.  The thought never even crossed my mind until last week.  I've been using the same makeup brush for 2 years and it's not been cleaned once.  Add to that, I have very oily acne prone skin.  Ew.  I noticed the other day that my makeup brush felt oily and gross.  Then it dawned on me that maybe I'm suppose to clean the stupid thing.  Duh, Shannon.  Duh. 

So, I cleaned it with some hand soap and then some dish soap to remove the oil.  Now, it's like it's brand new and I think my face might be clearing up a little.  Could the oily brush been part of the problem?  Duh.

Now that I know they're suppose to be cleaned every so often my two questions are this: 

How often do you clean yours?  What do you use to clean them?

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d.a.r. said...

I clean mine about once every two weeks with baby shampoo :)

Sarah Soon-To-Be said...

Everytime I get mine out I always wonder this, and then promptly forget once I actually have the time to do it. Thanks for the reminder!

Holly said...

Hmm. I might have to try out the Bare Minerals. Is that the one that has some sparkle to it?

I have been using the same liquid foundation and shade for like 6 years. WOW. I just said that. I mean I get new bottles, duh, but using the same type.

BTW I also wash hair combs/brushes, eyebrow brushes, etc. For hair brushes I use a tiny tiny bit of pine sol and then a lot of hot water. Let them soak for a bit then rinse.

Abbie said...

I clean mine every 2-3 weeks and I use the same facewash that I use for my face, Cetaphil. Works like a charm!

Hilary Lane said...

I'm guilty of never cleaning mine either! I didn't even think about the fact that it could be causing my face to break out! I heard that you're supposed to use shampoo because it removes the oils without breaking down the bristles.

Aishlea and Brandon said...

Sephora makes a great brush cleaning shampoo that is inexpensive and works really well. I use the shampoo about every 2 weeks.