Is it Safe to Wash Your Makeup Brushes With Baby Shampoo?

When it comes to makeup application, brushes and tools are sometimes just as, if not more important than the makeup you are using itself. Better yet, the care and cleaning of them is more important than both combined together. Makeup and brushes are two things you’ve probably invested in, so taking care of them is essential. Many people are under the impression that because baby shampoo is safe for babies, it’s safe and gentle enough for makeup brushes, but this couldn’t be further from the truth… Just like how you wouldn’t wash your dishes with hand soap because it is anti-bacterial, or just like how you wouldn’t rub chili powder over your skin just because it’s an edible food item, you shouldn’t wash your makeup brushes with baby shampoo.

Makeup brushes are usually made out of bristles that are either natural or synthetic, natural bristles are usually made from animal hair. As you can guess the genetic make up and compound of both synthetic and animal hair is much different than the hair on a humans head.

The top three reasons you shouldn’t use baby shampoo to clean your makeup brushes:

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Some photos of my most recent beauty haul. It’s a mix of orders from Give Me Glow on Etsy, All Cosmetics Wholesale and The Fanciful Fox at the Vegan Shop Up.

Everything is vegan & cruelty free! (Thanks for the recommendation for the contour kit veganmakeup)

- The Fanciful Fox bath fizzie
- ecotools Lovely Looks brush set
- Australis AC On Tour Contour & Highlight kit
- Australis Tint My Brow in light brown
- Give Me Glow lip colors (swatched)
- Medusa’s Makeup eye makeup remover
- The Fanciful Fox body scrub
- Australis Blemish Buster primer
- Medusa’s Makeup blush in Georgia Peach
- The Fanciful Fox lip balm in wintergreen
- The Fanciful Fox blemish stick
- E.L.F. Lip Lock pencil

Give Me Glow is an amazing Etsy shop that makes dupes! They can even custom make you one.

Melted Galaxy is a dupe for Melt’s Spacecake
Rusty Rose is a dupe for LimeCrime’s Riot
First Kiss is a dupe for Jeffree Star’s 714


Ecotools Bamboo 6 Piece Eye Brush Set

Price (Boots): £14.99

Review: I purchased the Ecotools Bamboo 6 Piece Eye Brush Set a few months ago from Boots, and I must say, I have completely fell in love with the Ecotools products!

I love how they are Earth friendly and animal friendly. They use 100% cruelty-free, taklon bristles, are made from highly sustainable bamboo for the handles and they also have recycled alluminium ferrules. 

The brushes come in a reusable pouch and is small enough to take with you on your travels. The pouch has velcro to fasten it and a mirror on the inside for when you’re on the go! I think the puch holds the brushes perfectly and is great quality too.

Now the brushes. All of the brushes are clearly marked with the name of their individual purpose, which is ideal for beginners. The set comes with a blend brush, a crease brush, a highlight brush, a shade brush and a smudge brush. Every brush for me does its job perfectly and sometimes I switch brushes for different jobs and that works well too. I can’t express how amazing I find these brushes, you just need ecotools in your life!

The brushes are also incredibly soft and easily cleaned too. All in all, I adore these brushes and I will definitely be buying more of these brushes real soon and reviewing lots more too!

Rating: 5/5


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heres a few of my holy grail makeup products that i still use and that are great and affordable for beginners!

• Maybelline Fit Me! - Matte + Poreless (for oily-normal skin)
• Maybelline Fit Me! - Dewy + Smooth (for dry-normal skin)
• L'Oreal tru match super blendable liquid makeup
• L'Oreal infallible pro-matte foundation (for oily - combination skin)
• milani 2-in-1 foundation + concealer

• maybelline age rewind concealer
• L.A girl pro conceal
• Maybelline fit me concealer

• Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser

• Hard Candy sheer glow all the way face & body illuminator (can double as a primer)
• physicians formula shimmer strips
• NYX illuminator (can double as a primer)

powder/finishing spray:
• airspun translucent extra coverage loose face powder
• rimmel stay matte long lasting pressed powder
• covergirl translucent professional loose powder
• L'Oreal infallible pro-spray and makeup extender, setting spray

• nyc smooth skin face powder, bronzing
• rimmel natural bronzer
• wet n wild color icon bronzer
• milani baked bronzer

• milani baked blush
• Maybelline dream bouncy blush

• Maybelline great lash mascara
• L'Oreal teloscopic mascara
• Maybelline the colassal mascara

• L'Oreal brow stylist definer brow liner
• Nyx wonder brow pencil
• milani stay put brow color
• elf cosmetics brow kit

• covergirl truNaked eyeshadow palettes
• Maybelline color tattoos
• milani everyday eyes eyeshadow collection

• Jesse eyeliner
• Maybelline amster precise liquid eyeliner

• milani color statement lipstick
•revlon color stay ultimate liquid lipstick
• milani amore matte lip creme

• any ardell lashes

• real techniques brushes
• ecotools brushes

if youve read this far, id like to announce some BIG news in 30 minutes!

sedentarysophie-blog-deactivate  asked:

I bought ecotools brushes on your reccomendation and they are FAAAABULOUS!! so soft- like air. Ive never had an eyelash separating brush before though and wanted to ask how to use it. I tried using it after putting on mascara but I don't think I did it right. Thanks! P.S your blog is totally my go-to resource prior to cosmetic shopping.

Thank you, and I’m sooo glad you like the brushes!  They’re my absolute favorites.  

The Lash and Brow groomer does double duty, taming your brows for trimming and filling, as well as de-clumping your lashes.

If you try to use these after applying mascara, I’ve found, it will actually clump your lashes more, or tug and pull your lashes out - ouch!  A better idea is to use it before you put on your mascara, to separate your lashes perfectly first - then you don’t have to rely on your mascara wand to create perfect, clumpless volume.  Wiggle this through your lashes first so there’s no twists or gatherings of lashes initially, and then you can just sweep your mascara through your lashes.  Normally I suggest wiggling your mascara at the base of your lashes for perfection, but this ensures even more perfect lashes.