Photograph of Megan Knight
Monday, the 17th of August, by Megan Knight

How the Professionals Keep Their Brushes Clean

When brushes are being used in a professional makeup artist's kit, it's vital that they are always 100% clean and sanitised. Any artist worth their salt knows that the key to protecting their clients against the spread of bad bacteria is keeping their kit sparkly clean!

Cleaning Brushes in a Professional Kit

When brushes are being used in a professional makeup artist’s kit, it’s vital that they are always 100% clean and sanitised. Any artist worth their salt knows that the key to protecting their clients against the spread of bad bacteria is keeping their kit sparkly clean!

This method of brush cleaning is harsher, because we use Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol (99.9%). It completely kills any bacteria, making them safe to use on many different people. You can find IPA at screenface.com, or in any high street beauty supply store like Sally’s. We occasionally use a little conditioner on the bristles to help them feel softer for our lovely clients.

The Pro Method

  1. Start by pouring IPA into a bowl.
  2. Gently swirl the brushes in the solution (avoiding the joints as these can weaken over time and the brush may fall apart).
  3. Carefully rub the brush on some kitchen towel, this is when the colour starts to come out.
  4. Repeat step 3 until there is no longer any colour left on the kitchen towel. This is how you know it’s completely clean.
  5. Softly reshape the fluffier brushes back into their natural shape and then leave them hanging upside-down to allow them to dry and to avoid liquid going into the joint.

Et voila! Now you have entirely clean makeup tools. Sometimes a tedious process, but crucial to any professional artist who loves and respects their wonderful clients ♥️

Written by Megan Knight, edited by Bethany Lewendon

Continue Reading Our Chronicles

Makeup brushes

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes, and Why You Should! - Makeup and Mane

When cleaning brushes in a professional makeup artist's kit, sanitising them immediately is incredibly important. But, when it comes to your own personal makeup brushes, we can all be guilty of leaving them for FAR too long!

Continue reading
Quick Fixes for Makeup Mistakes!

Quick Fixes for Makeup Mistakes! - Makeup and Mane

Have you ever finished your makeup then had something ruin the entire look? Have you then had to redo the entire look? We'll not anymore! We're sharing some quick fixes which will help salvage your makeup and save you precious time and frustration.

Continue reading
5 Makeup Essentials Everyone Should Have

5 Makeup Essentials Everyone Should Have - Makeup and Mane

If you’re unsure about what makeup you need and which products are vital everyday essentials, this is the post for you! We have compiled a list of the items we deem as being kit must-haves, with recommendations to simplify your product search.

Continue reading
This site uses cookies 🍪. Cookies help us remember your preferences (e.g. hiding this popup). To find out more about your cookies visit our privacy policy page.