My Brush Cleaning Routine

My Brush Cleaning Routine | How I clean my makeup brushes with the Sigma Spa Glove and Johnson's Baby Shampoo

Does anyone else hate cleaning their makeup brushes? When my brushes get super dirty I know I have to clean them, but I find every excuse not to. Even though I have a really easy and amazing routine for cleaning my brushes, the struggle is so real. Do any of you understand me?!?

My brush cleaning routine is so simple- you only need two products: the Sigma Spa Glove (I'll talk about some alternatives later on) and Johnson's Baby Shampoo

My Brush Cleaning Routine | How I clean my makeup brushes with the Sigma Spa Glove and Johnson's Baby ShampooWhy do I use baby shampoo?
Baby shampoo is the best thing to ever happen to my brushes! First of all, a huge bottle of it is $3, so it's really affordable, and it also takes a while to go through. It also smells sooooo good! It's a very light soapy perfume smell that lasts on my brushes days after washing. It, of course, also does a great job at getting out color and stains in my brushes. If this is gentle enough for baby's eyes, then of course it's good enough for your makeup brushes. Here's a before and after picture of my brush that I washed. As you can see, before it was all pink from blush, but after I washed it, it was as good as new!

My Brush Cleaning Routine | How I clean my makeup brushes with the Sigma Spa Glove and Johnson's Baby Shampoo


Why do I use the Sigma Spa Glove?
Before I bought this tool last year, I always washed my makeup brushes on my hands. I felt it never really got my brushes super clean, and it was also bad for my hands. So when I bought this, it was truly a life saver. This is a glove that has an eye and a face side. There are different sections on the glove that are meant to clean, deep clean, and rinse of your brushes. This is a such an amazing tool because it get's my brushes super clean, and makes the process so much faster.

The Spa Glove is a little pricey at $39 so here are some alternatives: Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette, Sigma Express Spa Cleaning Glove, Sigma Spa Mat, Amazon also has a ton of cheap alternatives for a few dollars!

My Brush Cleaning Routine | How I clean my makeup brushes with the Sigma Spa Glove and Johnson's Baby Shampoo

What's my routine?
I'm sure you've already guessed but all I do is I take the glove under the sink, wet my brush, pour a drop of baby shampoo on the brush and swirl, and rinse. That's it! Also between the thumb and finger there are slots you can use to shape your brushes after washing.

Once I have all my brushes clean I use brush guards on all of them so they dry to the proper shape. I lay them all out on a towel to dry and within 24 hours they are dry and ready to use!

For spot treatments, I love to use the Cinema Secrets brush cleaner. I have the small spray bottle so whenever I need a brush clean fast I spray it on the brush, rub it on a towel and within a few minutes it's clean and ready to use. The advantage of my full routine is that it gives my brushes a nice deep clean and get's out all the product.
My Brush Cleaning Routine | How I clean my makeup brushes with the Sigma Spa Glove and Johnson's Baby Shampoo


What is your brush cleaning routine?


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13 comments

  1. I also use baby shampoo! I've been getting into those solid cleansers now too. I have one of those little egg brushes but they're only good for eye brushes, I need to check out that glove.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve


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  2. I really need to get myself a proper cleansing mitt/tool like this as at the mo I just tend to swill them around in my hand! Great post lovely :)

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

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  3. I just got the Real Technique Cleansing Palette and I love it. I had always used my hands too, but I feel like this helped my brushes get really clean.

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  4. Well this is great. I want to try one of these! They look so great for washing because I always use my hands and it just hurts a bit after a while.
    Lucy xoxo
    http://lucyannblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I love using baby shampoo! Such a great cheap alternative
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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  6. I've always used my hands too but I'm definitely going to try some type of cleansing glove/mat in the future!

    Nellwyn | www.thecardinalpress.com

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  7. I need to get this kind of silicon glove to clean my brushes on it, so much easier then on my hands! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  8. It is pure torture cleaning make up brushes :( wish there was a machine that did it all for us :D I use my No7 brush cleaner.

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  9. I think I really want to get myself that Sigma glove, I hate washing my brushes on my hands because my hands get so dry and damaged.

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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  10. Well it looks like I am off to get myself one of these gloves! I hate watching my brushes as well! I hope this will change my ways!

    www.tomandorrow.com

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  11. I've been thinking of investing in this glove. I use a similar tool but much smaller. It definitely does the job but I still get my hands wet, which I hate.

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  12. I absolutely love this glove idea for make-up brush washing. It is always such a chore to wash all of my brushes, this must make it so much easier! x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

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