I cannot tell you how many hits I get a month on my blog with the keywords 'how to clean makeup brushes with baby oil'
And recently Joanna Koh, [another makeup artist who had seen my other blogs on 'how to clean makeup brushes'] told me that schools are telling makeup students to wash their brushes with baby oil.
So - even though 20 years industry experience and common sense would prevail I figured I would ask my peeps at MAC their thoughts on the subject.
So - I took this one step further and washed some of my synthetic bristle brushes with baby oil. [baby oil on natural hair bristles will wreck them] The baby oil broke down makeup in the bristles faster than my typical brush cleaner BUT as Jane suggested, there was a horrid 'slick' on my brushes that I needed to remove with dish soap.
I can definitely see the benefits of pre-washing some brushes with MAC's Cleanse Off Oil to loosen some foundations, cream shadows, lipsticks, heck even glitter that may need a bit of slip to get out of your brushes but... to repeat again...
PLEASE DO NOT WASH YOUR BRUSHES WITH BABY OIL. [sorry for yelling]
Hopefully this blog is 'third times a charm' and the baby oil washing of brushes will come to a halt.
NOTE: MAC Brush Cleanser is safe on all brushes. Some brush cleaners that come in glass bottles are not - they will disintegrate your synthetic bristles.
If after all this you need to know how to clean your brushes - we don't judge - just click & clean