Spring Brush Cleaning

Spring (Brush) CleaningSpring Brush Cleaning

Nothing huge or substantial – I was slacking on deep-cleaning my brushes, having been resorting to spot-cleaning for weeks (yeah.) out of laziness (I normally wash them every 2-3 weeks, this was…longer). I knocked it out last night – over 20 brushes and 3 sponges, no small feat! There are actually more than what is pictured, but those were dry last night, so they were already put away.

I’m still washing my brushes the way I shared last year, so be sure to check that post out if you aren’t sure how to or if you want to see how others do.

Equally important for their longevity is drying them – which I also do the same way. “If it ain’t broke,” and so forth. Detailed list of what is shown here after the jump.

Here’s a list of what is pictured, from left to right:

  • EcoTools Fan brush
    It is plush and awesome, I personally use it to apply setting powder to my whole face.
  • BundleMonster Sponge
    I’ve talked about this one before. Normally, it would be too old to keep using but because I do not use it frequently it hasn’t shown signs of wear.
  • Coastal Scents Elite Pointed Concealer
    From the Elite Set. I’m pretty sure everything in the Elite set is available a la carte. This is used for placing concealer up right under my lower lashline.
  • Sigma F80
    Foundation-applying glory.
  • Coastal Scents Elite Fan
    Again, from the Elite set. It is thin and wispy, nice for highlighting.
  • LAB2 I’m Turning PRO Shadow Brush
    Recently reviewed. It was nice to find that all my LAB2 brushes wash up nicely without shedding.
  • beautyblender PRO
    Again, glory.
  • LAB2 I’m Turning PRO Angled Brush
    Enjoy this for contouring, bad as I am at it.
  • LAB2 I’m turning PRO Buffing Brush
    Reshaped nicely.
  • bdellium Tools 776
    Still a little scratchy sometimes, but still good for crease-work. I’ll eventually replace it with a Sigma E25 or MAC 217.
  • No-Name Pencil-like brush
    It doesn’t have a name, used to be dual-ended, and has seen better days, but it still performs.
  • bareMinerals Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush
    I don’t use this for concealer, ever.
  • Coastal Scents Elite Concealer
    Also not used for concealer; used for shadow.
  • Sonia Kashuk no. 116
    Discontinued, I think. One of my first brushes, and pleased to know that it is Batalash Approved.
  • bdellium Tools 780
    Just a pencil brush, it gets the job done.
  • LAB2 I’m Turning PRO Foundation Brush
    I’m still deciding what it is going to be when it grows up.
  • bdellium Tools 785
    Fluffy blender, I dig it. It isn’t the best quality, but it works.
  • Real Techniques Blush Brush
    Feels like kittens, but is definitely not made from them.
  • Urban Decay Good Karma Shadow Brush
    I’m a little underwhelmed by this, but it is good one to wet to apply shadows for a foiled or wet look.
  • Coastal Scents Elite Dome Shadow
    Love this for the Outer-V.
  • No-Name Dual-Ended Brush
    A comrade of the other one, I don’t have the deets. I got it in a cheap Wal-Mart set ages ago but it is shockingly good.
  • Real Techniques Shading Brush
    I love this for Maybelline Color Tattoos.
  • Coastal Scents Elite Powder
    I’m not as much of a fan of classic powder brushes like this, but it is a good brush.
  • Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
    Which I’ve also reviewed – didn’t love it, but still want to get use out of it.