Well-Cared For Brush Conditioning Shampoo
An absolute brush saver!!!!
'Well-Cared For' does just that; it's truly the BEST and most effective cleansing product I have ever seen for makeup brushes. Prior to discovering this saving grace, I often used baby shampoo like other reviewers listed as well, or even simple hand soap sometimes for cleaning my brushes (awful!). Whatever it took to get them clean. I'm a complete neat freak with OCD, and so, of course this would include all of my BE containers being nicely kept and my extensive collection of brushes clean! When I finally purchased this shampoo and cleaned my entire collection, I was both amazed at its results in the first use, and also appalled at what I saw in my sink!! My brushes were harboring YEARS worth of old makeup and various colors from multiple uses of my Bare Minerals - it was so disgusting to imagine all of that being continuously reapplied to my face day after day. It was shocking to see how much cleaner the Well-Cared For got my brushes to be, when I had always so tediously cleaned them with other agents - it was like they had never been touched (or washed) at all!!!
Now, my almost complete collection of BE brushes (I basically have them all!) is entirely clean, safe and free of germs, and look healthy and feel soft and smooth just like new. I feel so much better KNOWING one hundred percent that they are clean, and that I no longer have to worry about replacing any of my treasured investments. These are good quality, and yes, expensive brushes so ladies please do this simple "extra" step to keep them lasting for a lifetime of makeup use!! You will be so pleased with the results, just as I continue to be.
And a tip for newbies - I highly suggests for your first use of this product, to clean your brushes multiple times in succession to ensure that all of your caked-on powder and colors lurking deep inside the bristles comes out. This makeup's job is to distribute evenly and naturally through this mechanism, but then when it comes time to routinely clean, remember that even in each tiny bristle there is more dirt, oil, and lingering makeup to remove, especially within the inside center of your brush. Just apply the product and rinse, then repeat as many times as necessary until you see clear water when you are rinsing your brushes to ensure all makeup residue is gone. I then squeeze the brushes to remove any excess water, and shape them slightly and smooth each bristle down and together to maintain their shape and feel as they dry. A sure-fire process that promises better-than-ever brushes!!!
I use this on the weekends to wash my brushes when I don't wear as much makeup. It leaves my brushes soft and silky! I even use this on my moms brushes that aren't from BE and it has the same effect.
I use this monthly to clean my brushes and I love it because it doesn't dry out, strip, or leave the brushes with any residue. It makes them feel soft and like new again! It definitely extends the lifetime of the brushes.
When I first started using BE I thought i would be able to get by just washing the brushes with baby shampoo that was a big mistake after washing it the first time my brushes became more course and hurt my face when i applied my make up. So I was online about to purchase a new brush when i decided to give the conditioning shampoo a try first, thank goodness i did my brushes are back to their original softness and working great!
Before using BareMinerals brushes, I've always just bought new brushes instead of cleaning my old ones. Since these brushes are so nice and I can't even think about throwing them away, I decided to start cleaning them with brush shampoo. I originally bought the Sephora conditioning shampoo thinking it was the same and it was NOT. The Sephora shampoo ruined my kabuki brush and made it course and all the hairs started to fall out. I ended up throwing that brush away because it was not salvageable and bought a new one WITH the BareMinerals conditioning shampoo. I was skeptical to use it, but this stuff works great! My brushes feel brand new after they're dried and it really helps to prolong their life. This is a must-buy if you want to save money in the long run from constantly buying new brushes.
Awesome Brush Cleanser
A little goes a long way. Very simple to use, just a small dab of cleanser and a gentle sweeping motion should do the trick. Once rinsed, remove the excess water and allow the brush to dry. Please keep in mind that you will want the bristles facing downward as if water is allowed to sit within the metal portion of the brush, it could potentially decrease the lifetime of the brush. : ) Excellent Product!
brushes are so soft after using this!
This stuff is great! Before I started using BE I used baby shampoo on my old set of brushes and they were always stiff and scratchy. After washing both my new BE brushes and my old set they are all very soft and feel great when applying makeup. I got a big bottle in my starter kit last month and can tell this stuff will last a long while. This is a must buy!
I have very sensitive skin and some brush cleaning shampoos ended up causing me problems afterwards -NOT this one! I resorted to baby shampoo but I started noticing that the bristles of my brushes felt coarse. When I saw this conditioning shampoo, I gave it a try and it works like a charm! Now my brushes stay soft and I don't have any problems with skin reactions after I wash them.
I noticed that Mystiques said that her brushes were flat afterwards. I have a suggestion: after washing your brush, hold the handle firmly and shake off the water. Then put the handle between the palms of your hands and roll it back and forth quickly to make the brush fluff up. I do this rolling thing again after the brush is dry. I find that by doing this, my brushes end up fluffier than they were before I washed them -like they were when they were brand new. Hope this helps!! : )
Works just like it says!
My brushes are old, and even though I tried to take care of them, they were rough and scratchy, and starting to feel greasy and oily. After just 2 washes with this, my brushes are DRAMATICALLY improved. They feel almost like new again! This has become part of my make-up ritual to renew my old brishes and keep my new ones nice. Wonderful!
Cleans brushes easily and gently
I received a big bottle in the starter kit I bought this summer and still have it. It's highly concentrated so you don't have to use very much, smaller than a penny dab for each brush. Lathers up nice, then rinses pretty easy. Love it, and love that it keeps my brushes in tip top shape.