Since I've got Zoeva Bamboo vegan brushes, I'm more concerned about washing them. They are so beautiful that I would not want to damage them in any way. I have had my brushes since December 2015 (I wrote about them here). Zoeva brushes are made of artificial hair - talkan type. They are not only beautiful, but also very soft. If someone is still thinking about buying them, do not wait. They are worth every zloty.
Today, however, not about the brushes themselves, but about how to wash them. I tested two ways and today I would like to tell you which one worked best.
Recently, all kinds of brush pads (the famous eggbrush or novelty - Rossmann washing pad) are making a sensation. I haven't used any of them yet, but maybe soon I will be tempted to use the Rossmann washer, which looks encouraging (also in terms of price).
The first method is a mixture of antibacterial gel and olive oil. There are no specific proportions here, because I make the mixture by eye. I usually use a teaspoon of antibacterial gel and a half teaspoon of oil. I use this mixture for brushes with which I apply concealer under the eyes. It will also work if you use brushes to apply foundation.
The second way is Carex Cream soap, which I also use for larger contaminants of Beauty Blender. Unfortunately, it causes the sponge to lose its properties and even begins to slightly crumble (I have written about how to wash Beauty Blender here). In the case of brushes, Carex soap works very well. I also didn't notice that something bad was happening to the brushes.
For drying brushes I use brush guard casings, which I bought at Allegro. I pull the covers on the brushes (from below). I leave the brushes to dry on a paper towel.
Remember that we wash brushes with artificial bristles differently than with real ones! In this post I advised how to brush talkan bristle brushes.