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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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Karrueche Tran Beauty Guide

A compilation of Karrueche’s beauty products. Obviously she has more products then what’s listed, these are just the few she has shared with us. I have gotten my information from interviews and Kae’s posts over the years. If you want to know where I got a specific piece of information, message me and I will link you to where I got the info from. x

• Nars Sheer Glow Foundation ($45)
• Nars Illuminator in Laguna ($30)
• Nars Radiant Creamy Conealer ($29)
• Ardell Lashes (prices vary)
• Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 ($7-$7.50)
• Mac Lipstick ($17)
• Smashbox Cosmetics Full Exposure Mascara ($20)
• Nars Lip Gloss ($26) - Not positive about the color but in the picture it looks like Dolce Vita.
• Benefit Cosmetics Puff Off! ($29)
• Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz ($21)
• Billion Dollar Brows Mad About Brows Powder ($17.99)

A few words on makeup:
Q: “Speaking of makeup.. What’s your favorite brand?”
K: “Right now it would be Nars. I’ve been using their foundation and their concealer and it’s amazing!”

Q: “Beauty must have for you?”
K: “Definitely some lip gloss or lip color. Sometimes I step on the carpet and I forget to apply something and I’m like damn. You know, it gives you that little oomph. So don’t forget your lips gloss!”

Karrueche on her brows:
“I shape them myself with a pair of tweezers. When I do them, I start by lining the bottom of my brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz.Then I use a brush with a slant to it to fill in the rest of my brows with Billion Dollar Brows Mad About Brows powder. Finally, I take my concealer that I use under my eyes and use another brush and apply it under my brown bones, so I get a clean line.”

• Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb ($80)
• Tom Ford Velvet Orchid ($115-$165)

Karrueche on her Tom Ford perfume:
“It’s my go to perfume for everyday. Whenever I wear it, I know I smell good.”

• Hot Oil Treatment (she gave no specific brand but it’s the normal brands, nothing too expensive).
• Mixed Chicks Flat Iron ($100)
• Agadir Featherlite Pro Round Brush ($8.99)
• OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner (price varies depending on what store).
• Biosilk Silk Therapy (prices also vary).

Karrueche on her hair:
“I do hot oil treatments at home while I’m cleaning my house or whatever.”

“My go-to everyday style is a part down the middle and straight with a bit of a wave to it.“

• Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer ($18.50-$38.50)
• Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser ($10-$19.50)
• Kiehl’s Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant ($16-$19.50)
• Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter ($38-$48)
• Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater ($7-$12)
• Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Cleanser ($5.29)
• Mac Mineralize Charged Water Skin Hydrating Mist ($24)
• Mac To The Beach Body Oil (available on Amazon)
• Que Bella Facial Masks ($2 at Target) specifically the Relaxing Lavender Aromatherapy Mud Mask

Karrueche on her skin:

”-But I do a lot of at home stuff. I get those little face masks from Target for like a dollar a pack, and I just keep it on for 30 minutes and clean my house and then rinse off.“

Picture credits go to their owners!

July Favourites~ So it’s time for my monthly favourites. This blog consists of my most used products of July and also some sneaky tips discovered during this month. So get your cup of coffee, grab a plate of biscuits and enjoy reading!

Nivea Rich Moisturising Day Cream:

So during the month of July i had probably the worst case of dry skin that i’d ever had. My face was peeling and it was horrible, but then i found this. I had previously tried one of Nivea’s moisturisers but it did nothing for my skin. I was walking around Boot’s looking at the moisturisers and i heard a lady recommending it to her friend who also had dry skin. After they had left i went over to take a look and I though i’d give it a go. Seriously, this is one of the best moisturisers I have ever used and i’m not joking so if you suffer from dry skin give this a go it is so worth it!

The White Company, Wild Mint, Large Candle:

Now I am sure you have all heard or seen this candle before so I won’t go into to details but, WOW. That is all I can really say! I was given this candle as a christmas present but never lit it until that day when it rained terribly in July. I put in next to my bed, lit it and went downstairs but when I came back up I smelt the most beautiful, strong smell and i realised it was the candle. I don’t really know how to describe it other than a strong Wild Minty scent. (Don’t diss me I am really bad at describing things!) This candle will probably last me for ever but I think it is a little too pricey for me to repurchase, definitely a good gift though!

Nars Purifying Foam Cleanser:

Now i did a short review on this a couple days ago on a reblog so there isn;t much more to say. It is a liquid cleanser with little balls inside to exfoliate and this cleanser is perfect for my skin. I have really noticed a difference since i have started using it so yeah! I’s really really good!

Mac studio Fix powder foundation:

I recently purchased this when me and my family went to florida and haven;t stopped using it since! It was my swear by powder in July and I don;t think a day passed without me using it. It leaves a subtle but effective finish and is highly pigmented. I also found it matched my tan colour perfectly in July.

Urban Decay, Naked basics 2:

So as you all know I really do love my Stila palette but this comes and extremely close second. I actually purchased this palette because I couldn’t get the Stila one but that’s another story. I went travelling quite a bit in July and preferred to take this one with me as it fits into my purse/make up bag easier as it is smaller and I found that i just opted for this one more than my Stila palette. The colours are absolutely stunning neutral colours perfect for the summer look!

Roller Lash:

Guys, I have found my favourite makeup product ever! It amazing! I didn’t use another mascara in July and I ended up having to buy another one of these as I used and dried it out. It is the best mascara i have come across and is not too bad of a price. It has a curled wand perfect for curly lashes and really lengthens and volumizes your lashes. I definitely recommend this mascara to everyone.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer:

I’m sure you have all heard of this before but i’m going to ramble on about it anyway! It has amazing, and i;m not lying, coverage and is so silky. In July I found myself reaching for this more than ever and i’m pretty sure i had to repurchase it twice! It is a perfect match for my skin and doesn’t fall of during the day. Again it is highly pigmented and blends so smoothly. That is actually all I can say. It is just amazing and it doesn’t cost much at all so if you are looking for a really good drugstore concealer get this one!

So, I hope you enjoyed reading through my favourites I sure know I liked writing this. Don’t forget to follow and like if you want me to make this a monthly thing! Btw guys, i am so grateful that my latest review got over 140 notes! That is amazing! Love you all…

- Makeup Splurge