Tuesday, December 22, 2009

How To: Cleaning Your Sigma Brush Rolls

Hi Bellas,

I wanted to share with you a quick video that I thought you might find helpful.  I know that many of you, both personal makeup users and makeup artist like storing your brushes in brush rolls.  I have a brush apron, but sometimes I'll mix it up and use brush rolls to bring with me to smaller gigs.  It's convenient if i'm doing for example, 2 people...then i'll bring two brush rolls so that I can use a set on each client.  It's a lot easier than bringing my brush apron which is often packed to the brim.

Oftentimes, I'll set a dirty brush down the brush roll and it will leave makeup smears and smudges.  Some of these smudges are easy to get off with a baby wipe or damp paper towel.  However, others like foundation brushes and lipstick brushes are really hard to clean off a brush roll.  This is especially true for Sigma Makeup Brush rolls.  The leather like brush roll has a textured feel which makes it easy for dirt to get into the grooves.  At first, I would use a whole lot of elbow grease but I still wouldn't get it as clean as I liked. 

Then I came up with a solution!  Check out my short video to see my cleaning method:



For those of you who can't watch the video, I'll share my tip.  I thought to myself...regular brush cleanser on a paper towel isn't cutting it...what is something a bit more heavy duty that can remove makeup but won't damage my brush roll?  The idea - cleansing oil!  I used my MAC cleansing oil and a paper towel and instantly the makeup came off with a lot less effort.  The oil penetrates the grooves and dissolves hard to remove makeup like foundation and lipstick.  Cleaning time is cut dramatically and the oil acts like how Armor-all would work on your car dashboard...it made the leather like surface look brand new.  Of course, not everyone has the MAC cleanse off oil...which is also really expensive to just be using on cleaning brush rolls.  I decided to use regular olive oil from my kitchen and it works too!  I love using olive oil to remove lipstick and lipgloss from my makeup brushes (works like a charm) and now I also use it for cleaning brush rolls. 

This tip will work on any leather like case you have.  I hope this helped!  If you have any other makeup cleaning tips, feel free to leave in the comments.

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Till next time, Ciao Bellas!

FTC Disclosure: The sigma brush roll was provided to me by the company which I reviewed in a past video. I developed the concept of this video on my own because it helped me out and I thought it would be helpful to my viewers as well.

Atlanta Makeup Artist

4 comments:

NV Beauty said...

Thanks for this video! I've been waiting for it since you blogged you were going to put it up! I love my Sigma brushes and roll and now I can keep it all clean!!

annA LEE said...

THANKS REN!!!

Mobile said...

This is a great post. I’m glad it was bumped. Otherwise I would’ve missed these very useful information.

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Red Lipstick said...

Hi Ren,

Good day! You can try also Enkore's homemade brush cleaner. Please check his video tutorial at youtube just type Enkore Homemade Brush Cleaner! Hope this helps! Have a nice day! :)