Being a complete make up brush novice, I hadn't anticipated on having to wash my brushes before I even used them! It was a few days before I got to the shops to buy some baby shampoo to clean them in, so that's why I haven't used them yet.
But more on that in a moment! First, a wee introduction to these lovely brushes: they all come in a protective plastic wrapper, and the big brushes also have little covers for their heads.
They are sooo soft and lovely! Here are the eye brushes:
And the face brushes:
Some brushes are natural hair, some are synthetic and some are a combination of both. Each brush has a number and its basic use on the handle, e.g.
And if you need more info, it also comes with a super handy mini brush guide!
I am sooo excited to start using these, heard such good things about Sigma!
So, back to the washing fiasco. I wasn't altogether sure how to wash my brushes, so I went for this little routine:
- Put a blob of shampoo on my hand
- Wet brush under tap with luke warm water (don't let water touch handle)
- Swish the brush into the shampoo and swirl it around until it foams
- Rinse under the water until all the shampoo rinses out
- Blot dry with a paper towel
- Reshape and leave to dry
All freshly washed
I'd heard not to sit them upright as the water runs back into the handle and can rot it or dislodge the glue and make the bristles fall out. I'd also heard not to lay them on their sides as some water can still go back in. So, upside down it would have to be!
The bigger brushes were easy enough because I just put their brush covers on them and put them in a cup, but the smaller brushes involved me making a contraption out of bobbles and a hairband and hanging them from my wardrobe.
It's been about 24 hours since my first brush cleaning adventure and I was really wanting to use them for tonight... hurry up and DRY!!
I'll do Part Two of this post soon hopefully, with my review of how awesome (or not) I think the brushes actually are and also how useful they are so stay tuned. =p
Hope you all have a fabulous Hogmanay tonight!! Can't wait to read all the posts about it and can't wait to wear my sequin dress y'all voted for here!
Have you tried Sigma brushes? Did I clean my brushes the right way?? Do make up brushes really make a difference to your make up routine?
Let me know!!
~ Lauren ♥