Here are the brushes I used this week. I actually washed and conditioned my natural hair brushes! I hadn’t conditioned them in ages. I used my Daiso Cleanser For Puff and Sponge on my synthetic Sigma Kabuki and concealer brushes (it’s too harsh for natural hair brushes). I used a gentle, SLS-free shampoo and a silicone free conditioner on the natural hair brushes (rinse extremely well if you do this). All good! They are sticking over the ledge of the shelf over an air conditioning vent. 🙂 We are ready for next week!
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It’s Sunday – time to organize and clean!
So, if I can get to it, I usually wash my brushes on Sunday (unless I haven’t used them much). This weekend I’ve been cleaning a lot and today I rearranged my new makeup desk setup (I recently moved EVERYTHING across the room because I decided standing up is for the birds). I’m sure I will keep moving it around because I cannot seem to get good lighting even with 2 lamps and a lighted mirror. Well…I got the cheap one…not the $200 one…ah, that’s a post for another day.
Last night as I kept dropping things while getting ready to go see Fury Road (holy shit, Kristin, you were right, OMGGGGGGG), I got sick of my desk space being taken up by my brush roll, dropping things, etc, so I went back to my cases and vase filler I put together with supplies from Michael’s. In no time, I will be sick of dust and random cat hairs…there is no winning when it comes to brush storage. (And yes, I’m running a brand new air purifier in here!)
That’s an obscene number of brushes. Some aren’t even shown here. I take really great care of them, though, and most of my MAC brushes are about 13-14 years old – no lie!! If you invest in quality brushes and care for them properly, it’s a worthwhile investment. That’s not to say there aren’t some cheap gems out there – see that $1 ELF concealer brush? I spot conceal with it nearly every day. There are some Sonia Kashuk and Eco Tools brushes in there, too, along with the MAC and Sigma. You might even spot one or two detail brushes from the art store!
What brushes are your favorite? Any special tips for how you store them?