Clean Makeup Brushes 101

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Monday, June 01, 2015
It's a new month! Summer is coming real soon! I can't wait for the long happy holidays :P Anyway, let's get to the point, shall we? I'm going to share my own guide and also a little review of these things that have helped me cleaning my go-to makeup tool.

As I have to do makeup (almost) everyday, my go-to makeup tool for applying liquid base on my face has changed from a beauty blender to brushes and a cushion puff. Hence, they are in need of cleaning. Although brushes don't harvest bacteria as much as sponges do, I still believe it's best to clean them at least every week.

Etude House Puff Brush cleaning mist review
Etude House Puff & Brush Cleaning Mist and
Etude House My Beauty Tool Brush.


Description: This is a mist type puff & brush cleanser that removes dirt and gently melts away makeup residue without the use of water. Useful for maintaining a clean and hygienic puff and brush.

Directions:
  1. Spray sufficient amount onto puff or brush you wish to clean and wipe off with dry or wet tissue.
  2. Gently pat while wiping until no residue remains on tissue.
  3. Use puff or brush after completely drying off cleansed puff and brush in cool area.
Etude House Puff Brush cleaning mist reviewEtude House Puff Brush cleaning mist review
Product description and directions. Can't find the ingredients anyways, maybe it's the Hangul.

Unlike what it's named of, this mist can hardly clean my cushion puff. Oh, I'm using this technique from Laneige to clean my cushion puff, I find it more delicate to clean it that way. For that reason, even though it's said "no-wash", I don't recommend using this product without washing the brush afterwards because it can't completely clean the residual makeup that way.

So here you go, my guide to clean the brush using Etude House Puff & Brush Cleaning Mist:

Etude House My Beauty Tool Brush review
Spray the mist on both sides, wipe the brushes on tissues until the makeup residue melts.
Avoid the part of the brush where the handle meets the head as it can break down the glue over time.
Etude House My Beauty Tool Brush review
Fill a cup with lukewarm water and gently swirl the brush tips in the water.
Repeat this step until the water runs clear from the brush.
Etude House My Beauty Tool Brush review
Voilà! Now your brushes are clean, squeeze any excess water and lay them flat to dry.

Price: KRW 4,500

By any chance, is there anyone who has tried Etude House Brush Shower Cleaner? I've been wondering if it performs well because back then it was such a hard decision whether purchasing this one over the Brush Shower Cleaner since it comes in a huge bottle (5 times the amount, to be precise) and only priced twice as much. Too bad there were no tester for both products on the store or else I might be picking the one that smells more divine. So bumblebees... Let me know please in the comment section down below ;)
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39 comments on "Clean Makeup Brushes 101"
  1. I've never heard of this product before but it lookalike it does a good job. I usually just use baby shampoo (:

    Blushhx

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  2. I was looking for a makeup brush cleaner and the Etude House one looks like it does an okay job + the price is cheap too, so probably getting this one! Thank you :)

    http://dianasayshi.blogspot.nl

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing! Great post

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  4. I always wondered if you could get away with not rinsing the brushes when using a spray type cleaner and you answered my question. I think I'll stick with my Japonesque cleansing balm. Thanks for the link to Laneige cushion cleansing video! I so need to try that :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  5. I currently use french milled soap to wash my brushes but it ruined the glue! I had no idea to avoid the bottom part of the bristles because of that - great tip =)

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  6. Thanks for telling us how you clean your brushes! I don't clean my cushions, because I tend to buy new ones lol It's somehow a waste of money DD:
    http://itsmeeejennyy.blogspot.com/

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  7. I heard it's a good and cheap idea to wash your make up brushes with shampoo, as it will leave them delicate:) Great post though!


    KLAUDIA CLARA

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  8. Oh gosh, I need to clean my makeup brushes so badly! It's been way too long haha, so this is a great post for that!! And I cannot believe it's already June 1st! Time is seriously flying this year.

    xx
    Kendra | It's a Bug's Life

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  9. Your brushes are very cute, I wish I also could buy them. It is a pity that the product does not cleaned well the cushion puff. ;< I liked your cleaning technique, I feel that this way not water is wasted. Greetings!

    Dreamy sakura ♥ ~

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  10. I usually clean my brushes with a natural soap, but i'm always on the lookout for brush cleanser that will clean well cushion puffs, it's a pity this one doesn't clean them well, it looks like a useful product to remove most of the make up from the brushes!

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    www.chocowip.blogspot.com

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  11. I have to admit, I don't clean my own brushes as much as I should. It's the easiest thing in the world to do too and it's the one thing I always put off for tomorrow. Thanks for the reminder, I have a morning off today and I am going to go clean my brushes hahaha!

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  12. Seems like it works very well! I love Etude House :) Thanks for sharing dear!

    Stephanie | www.dearstephiiie.com

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  13. Cleaning brushes is so important, I've never tried this one before but it sounds really good!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  14. I love the feeling of clean brushes, they just make application so much better. This looks like a good product, but I recently bought a cleaner from Primark (believe it or not) and it works super well. I'm well pleased :D

    Pam Scalfi♥

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  15. I don't buy anything specifically meant to clean brushes. I find that regular dishwashing soap or baby shampoo works very well :)

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  16. i usualy clean my brushes... i have to... but i ve tooo much of them :( and it takes me a lot of time to clean all of them :(
    greetings,
    Vivi:)

    Vivienne Night Blog
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  17. After read your review this is now on my wishlist
    Look like a nice product with a good price
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  18. I love using clean brushes! and I use Daiso Detergent Cleaning for markup puff and brushes! it's really cheap but useful, you can find it on Amazon :D

    https://stylekooky.me

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  19. Oh this is really great review. I was looking for a good brush, because quality of makeup brush really important. I think etude house it sounds great, not too pricey.
    www.tomntins.com

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  20. I always use baby shampoo to clean my brushes, but this looks promising <3

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  21. This is definitely something worth checking out. Happy Weekend, dear! xoxo

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  22. I learned the hard way not to get the metal thing very wet. After a while my brushes started to loosen. Excellent tips. :]

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  23. I use daiso cleaning detergent for brushes! It works a treat and only AUD 2.50!
    But i generally don't dunk my entire brushes in water because I find that the glue that holds the figures together will erode over time, so I just rinse several times in low level water instead.

    The spray you reviewed sounds more convenient then the daiso one though! So might give it a go once i have finished my daiso one at home!


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  24. Having clean makeup brushes makes such a difference! Great post x
    Summer,
    http://the-twins-wardrobe.blogspot.com/

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  25. I've never actually tried brush cleaners before! I just like to go with the cheap method of using shampoo to wash my brushes and it actually works really well! You should really try :)

    xx
    www.beautifyinglifee.blogspot.com

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  26. Cleaning my brushes is something I always procrastinate on. Thanks for the tips!

    Always, Hunter

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  27. I never heard about this one, now I will try to find it over here!! As my brushes really need to be cleaned!! :)

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  28. Need to get myself one of these! I've only been using shampoo.

    www.jeannechristinemarie.blogspot.com

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  29. Hi, Mitch!

    I haven't tried nor seen this product yet, but thanks for sharing anyway. Though I am used to cleaning my brushes with mild soap and water, I guess this cleaning mist worth a try some time. :)

    And oh, I just followed you on Bloglovin!

    xoxo,
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

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  30. I'm a slight disappointed that the mist didn't clean out the cushion puff o:
    Anyway thanks for sharing your thoughts of it! Xx
    http://icepandora.blogspot.com

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  31. worthy to read! cleaning brushes is really important :)

    xoxo,
    http://alittlefashionsocialite.blogspot.com/

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  32. interesting post.have you heard about Sigma's spa brush cleaning map, seems to help alot. havent tried it yet though :(

    www.TheSyedaSisters.blogspot.com

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  33. I haven't tried the brush cleaner from Etude House but I'm reaching for the Daiso ones very often, even more than MAC. ;0

    ieyra | babysoulz.blogspot.com

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  34. Very informative post, love it. I'm the worst when it comes to cleaning my brushes ha! I just use regular liquid soap which isn't the best xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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  35. I haven't tried any brush cleaner solutions from EH yet, but it looks like this one does the job!
    Currently I'm using my mums' MAC Brush cleanser, and it works quite nicely~
    xx Charmaine

    Charrmyn || New Makeup Tutorial

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  36. i definitely need to be better about cleaning mine, going to check this out!

    danielle | avec danielle

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  37. Very interesting blog! I found it very informative and useful. I haven't tried this one on my brushes, I only use baby shampoo and it is nice!Thanks for sharing this one! :)


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