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Love for Brushes

I'm developing a love for brushes of all kinds.  I bought a few higher end brushes and they are amazing.  They are incredibly soft and my makeup glides on like a dream.  There are so many interesting shapes. I am really interested in creating a beautiful brush collection.  Show your brushes and share any cleaning and storage tips and let us know which ones are your favorites.


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OMIGAWDH @itsfi, have you seen? 



There's two sets.  The latter has got me 🤩

Chocolate: $160 USD



Framboise: $125 USD




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@danielledanielle, Love Chikuhodo brushes and those are gorgeous! 😍The handles on the chocolate set are stunning. I pre-ordered them through a Japanese site because I didn’t know if we’d get them stateside (or more to the point, if I’d remember to grab them if/when they did). Your post actually reminded me that I preordered these - I think it’s what the notification about a shipment being on its way was about. 😂 

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Poll: how many brushes do you have and how long does it take you to wash them? I washed >100 the other day and it took over 2 hours to wash, rinse, and squeeze them dry to shape them. Eye brushes don’t take very long but my face brushes take me forever. My synthetic foundation brushes never seem to get as clean as I want them to, and take a long time. I have used various brands but I’m currently using an oil-based dish soap (it leaves brushes very soft and not dried out) and occasionally Dawn Power Wash on my synthetics when the product seems to be really stuck. Is there something else I should try on my foundation brushes? I just picked up the SEPHORA COLLECTION Deep-Cleaning Brush and Sponge Shampoo . Thoughts?

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I definitely have more that 100 brushes. But I am terribly inconsistent about washing them regularly. I also find that washing foundation brushes takes forever. I have a Benjabelle drying rack and recently bought a second similar one on Amazon because the Benjabelle just doesn’t have enough slots. I make sure all my brushes are dried upside down. One of the reasons I dislike double sided brushes is because I have to let them dry flat. I use the Sigma glove and the Sigma brush shampoo for most brushes. Dr’s Bronner’s unscented Pure-Castile liquid soap also works really well. I don’t buy animal hair brushes anymore, but for my original animal hair MAC brushes, I make sure to the MAC brush cleaner. For clearing color between washes, I use the Makeup Forever Instant Brush Cleanser spray. I am extremely sensitive/allergic to all fragrances (synthetic and natural), so it’s really important that I use fragrance free cleaners. For example, the BeautyBlender cleaners have Lavender added - I can’t use those.

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@fhgarman I tried Dr. Bronners but it felt like my brushes took forever to rinse out the soap. The dish soap I use is from Everspring (a Target brand) in Free & Clear. It think it does a pretty good job and it’s pretty gentle on brushes. I just dilute some in some water and swirl my brush in then gently scrub on a SEPHORA COLLECTION Sigma x Sephora Brush Cleaning Mat  and rinse. I dry them at a slant on a large towel and they retain their shape pretty well. If I do all of them at once it takes soooooo long, especially because I want to be extra careful with my more expensive ones. I need to look into some more drying racks. I’m bad about spraying them between washes, usually I just wipe them on a soft makeup remover cloth or a Color Switch.

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@makeitup305 @I have a lot of brushes because of going to makeup school. Well over 100. I used to wash my brushes once a week, usually on Sunday. Since I only do a look 1-2 times a week now, I wash them that day. At one time depending how challenging the look is I could easily have 15 or more brushes. I use the Sigma mat and the Sephora brush shampoo. It takes a good 10-15 minutes to throughly wash them all. I also hang dry them upside down which makes the drying time go by quickly. I use a Benjabelle drying rack but also have the portable Sonia Kashuk one from Target. 

For foundation brushes you could try either the Sephora brush shampoo or beautyblender blendercleanser® solid 

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@SportyGirly125 I’m terrible at consistently washing them so every single brush was dirty lol I also wash each individually since a lot of them are natural bristles and I’m afraid to damage them. It would definitely be faster if I washed them once a week. I tend to just rub excess product on a color switch or a makeup remover towel.

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CHIKUHODO; koyudo and Wayne goss are my favorite  eye brushes. I am not too fussy on face brushes but my most used are Sephora brand brushes 

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I've never heard of these brushes @idanyd but I was googling koyudo and they have one that looks like a twig or a Harry Potter wands or something, it was hella cute!

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@idanyd, ohhh, the brushes from those brands are wonderful. 😍 I’ve just recently discovered Koyudo and will plan to look more closely at their eye brushes. 

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Who has signed up for the next Sonia G? 🙋🏽‍♀️



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@danielledanielle I definitely added it to my wishlist!

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It's available today @Samtian , 🤞🏼🤞🏼

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The new Chikuhodo Makie Series MK-SK Powder Brush is available at Beautylish 

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What a gorgeous beush @itsfi !

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stunning! @itsfi 

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@makeitup305, thank you. These brushes are great to use and look lovely!

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Wow @itsfi , spectacular ! 🤩

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@Sunnysmom, thank you. I’m a sucker for this Makie series. The detailing on the handles gets me every time (so it’s a good thing the quality of the brush itself is sound! 😉)

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Ah, beautiful, @itsfi!

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