Friday, 16 January 2015

Cleaning my makeup brushes with Lush Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar

Cleaning my Real Techniques brushes with Lush Squeaky Green shampoo bar

It's that time again. The time every girl dreads. The time you know is going to take at least twice as long as you planned for. It's brush cleaning time.

For ages I struggled to clean my makeup brushes with baby shampoo and blind hope. Not really knowing how much shampoo is too much and why the hell I was still at the sink when everyone promised that this was some sort of super-fast miracle product, liars.

That was until I discovered the holy grail of brush cleaners - Lush Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar!

Squeaky Green is vegan friendly, all-natural, cheap and WORKS.

It contains antibacterial tea tree to zap any bacteria lurking on your brushes, as well as rosemary, peppermint, rose and chamomile which make it smell pretty damn good.

Lush Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar

The bar itself retails for £5.75 and I bought this Lush tin to store it in which is £2.50 - all in all a bargain at £8.25 for something which will last ages.

Cleaning my Real Techniques brushes with Lush Squeaky Green shampoo bar

Although I now use Nars Sheer Glow foundation, in the past I had a mild obsession with Revlon Colorstay which fully lived up to its name and rarely budged from my face once applied - good for me, bad for my brushes. That foundation was a total nightmare to get out of brushes with my old baby shampoo, in fact it was such a nightmare than I just had to admit defeat and leave this Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to one side, written off as ruined by the Revlon.

That was until I discovered the Squeaky Green shampoo bar! The bar foams up wonderfully, breaking down makeup as you swirl the dampened brush around the surface. Thanks to this, my Real Techniques brush is now back in action.

Vegan-friendly make up brush cleaner

The one bad thing about the bar is that it's a bit too 'scrubby' to clean sponges. It has these small twigs in it which make a great scrubbing surface for stiff brushes, but when it comes to a sponge, it does start to break down the surface if you scrub too hard.

How I clean my Real Techniques brushes

A quick rinse under a warm tap, and you're good to go! Lay your brushes to dry flat on a clean towel overnight, and they'll be good as new tomorrow morning.

Let me know if you give this a go!

Emily x


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