Brush Care: Sharing how I store, care for and keep my brushes hygienic.

I found it fitting that after my Brush 101 vlog (see it here https://wp.me/p1ZP1M-L1) that I should talk about how I care and store my brushes. As I said in the video, you can fine tune the storing, cleansing, and hygiene process to cater you your own methods.

I forgot to mention in the video that if I am working with more than one person in a shoot, I have dedicated brushes for each person. So cross contamination is kept at a minimum.

I also failed to mention on my video that, never store your brushes inside plastic containers while the bristles are damp. Make sure that they are throughly dry as to avoid molds and fungi from growing on the bristles. this goes for synthetic and natural hair fibers, okay?

I bought the brush bag from Baggy (@baggymybuddybag). I bought mine for Php 898. But do check with her for any price update. The brush bag actually had a label on it, but I have since covered it with some acrylic paint – it’s just a preference. And there was a time on set that three makeup artists (including me) had the exact same brush bag, so I had to make sure mine was distinct.

Althea Brush Bag by Donna B

The other brush bag that I have, as seen here on the left, I bought this from Donna B for Php 699. I got  this through Shopee. Check her website here to see the details about the brush bag.

Both these brush bags have dividers. The price would increase if you choose to have an acrylic divider or the regular divider. I personally prefer the cloth/synthetic fiber mix because in case the bag falls or bumps a hard surface, this won’t crack or break.

Guys, if you have access to local sellers, please support them by buying their products. It’s actually cheaper too. Quality issues are few and far between.

I bought the brush belt at Makeup Designory when I first went to school in 2012. And yes, even to this day, it is still in good shape despite excessive use. Good value for money. Check their website here.

I brought my brush guard from this reseller https://s.lazada.com.ph/s.YVala in Lazada. Read the comments before you buy, okay?

My 950 ml bottle of Parian Spirit Brush Cleaner was purchased from https://www.nipponesthetic.com/ for Php 1650. The small spray bottle was purchased years ago in Suesh. I forgot how much it was.

I bought my Fude Gushi at Fudenosato Kobo, the bursh museum in Kumano, Hiroshima Japan in 2018. I can’t remember the price but, I think this costs a little over Php2000. Check out the Fude Gushi available at CD Japan, here.

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See my vlog and read it’s accompanying blog about using Coconuts for skin care here.

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The products I am using has worked for me and it might not necessarily work for you. Always be discerning when purchasing cosmetics or skin care products. Always read the label and the literature! Always do a patch test before you purchase a product for the first time to see that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients listed.

This video/post is not sponsored. The products that are shown here are the products that I always use, love and live by.

The videos and pictures were shot using an Iphone 11.

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