Make cleaning your brushes a tad easier with @rccosmetics brush cleaning pad. I received this from them along with a couple other small items, and it’s cut down the overall process a bit. I previously used the inside of my hand which is okay, except for having to re-wash a couple of times to get all of the makeup off. The texture of the cleaning pad eliminated that re-wash step for me and gets it clean the first time (depending on the size of the brush).
The best part about the cleaning pad is that its under $10 (sale prices as low as $3.25 when applicable). There are gloves you can but or d.i.y. brush cleaning boards that are easy to make, but if you don’t already have the supplies to make one this option comes out to be much cheaper and is just as effective.
1. Pour dishwashing liquid (I use dawn or baby shampoo) and a little olive oil into a bowl, mix together
2. Dip brush into mixture then apply a little water to saturate (lukewarm)
3. Swirl brush in a circular motion on the pad (if its a flat brush lay it flat against pad and use left/right motion)
4. Rinse pad off then repeat step 3
5. Combine step 3 and 4 rinsing brush under the water on pad until clean
6. Gently squeeze hairs and lay them on a towel or hang them upside down if possible
Make sure the hairs of your brush are always pointed down and the water isn’t turned up too high to avoid getting water under the metal where the bristles are glued, which can cause rusting/shedding.
This process is only really needed for deep cleaning. Otherwise a brush cleaner (I use macs brush cleaner with a spray pump) and terrycloth towel can be used.