Monday, December 17, 2012

How to remove foundation off makeup brushes

So I have been trying to find ways to get my revlon colorstay off my makeup brush. I have tried just shampoo, dawn dish soap... and nothing gets the foundation off all the way..

Well I finally figured it out! sweet. So This is all you need.

1) 91% alcohol which you can buy anywhere
2) empty old container to pour the alcohol in

Then all you do is add about 1-2 inches of alcohol to the container, then start to dip your makeup brush in the solution. Swirl the brush around to get the middle of the bristles wet. Then once the container is full of icky foundation lol just rinse the container out..and rinse the brush.
Then put your brush under warm water to rinse it off. Make sure to rinse your brush off holding the bristles down, so that water does not get into the end of the brush. Where the handle will start to weaken then fall off. I did this before and had to glue the handle back on. Whoops.

Repeat the process until the brush is all clean.

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 They are now nice and clean. I attached my video on how to do it.


Beauty Fiend said...

I use the alcohol too and then shampoo and I leave conditioner on my brushes for 10 minutes each time as the alcohol can be pretty drying!

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Pink Glam said...

Yeah I always do a shampoo thats gentle afterwards. But I was so excited to figure it out :) since I never can get all the foundation off my brush, now i can .

Beauty on a College budget said...

That sounds rough on the brush. Have you tried elf's brush shampoo? I find that it works great on getting the foundation out!

Pink Glam said...

Nope I haven't. Revlon colorstay is a tough one to get out of brushes. It sometimes gets on my clothes and I cant get it off. I dip the brush in the alcohol for about 10 seconds or so, then rinse and repeat. My brushes are nice and soft and no damage to the bristles. I tried it on my elf brush first, and after no damage was done I cleaned my sedona lace brush and no damage done.

Anonymous said...

What an excellent idea! I need to go get me some 91% alcohol! My brushes look filthy even after I have washed them :(

Pink Glam said...

Makeup brushes do get dirty so fast! I hate it. lol I wish they could wash themselves.