As you may have read on these pages, a couple of weeks ago I attended the United Make-Up Artists Expo where I met Siân Richards, the mind and force behind the London Brush Company.
Apart from creating a fantastic brush range, she also has a brush shampoo that’s been flying off the shelf since it went on sale. I went with my instinct and bought the large tub, ready to put it to the test when I got home.
Hand-made in sunny California, it’s a solid product in a pot made of natural ingredients (goat milk, essential oils and organic cleansers) and is either scented or without. I went for lemon but there is also lavender.
To use, wet the brush in warm water, gently swish it around the pot to pick up the product, then lather it in the palm of your hand before rinsing with water. You’ll find there is more than enough shampoo to thoroughly cleanse your brush without the need to re-swish.
I took all my brushes (66 of them – yes, I counted each one) and cleaned the lot in less than 20 minutes. There were brushes covered in stale foundation and ones dipped in dark eyeshadows and they didn’t stain the shampoo. Incredible! I’d still be scrubbing them to the early hours if I was using a conventional brush cleaning shampoo, not to mention emptying most of the fluid from the bottle.
Honestly it is so quick and effortless to use. With LBC’s brush shampoo, the product clings to the brushes, very little is needed and it lathers up brilliantly. This pot will last me ages. It is also reassuring to know the shampoo contains tea tree oil so it sanitises your brushes too.
If you’re a pro make-up artist always on the go, then this is something you need in your kit. Because the shampoo is solid and doesn’t contain any chemicals, it’s safe to pack in your luggage with no fear of spillages. This is one of the main reasons Sian came up with this product as she travels a lot.
Kind to the environment and kind to your skin, this is the kind of brush shampoo we’ve been crying out for. Try it – you won’t regret it.
Available in two sizes (1 oz and 2 oz) at £20 and £30 respectively, you can order directly from Precious About Make-Up.
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Tags: Brush shampoo, London Brush Company, Sian Richards
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This sounds really interesting! Never knew there were solid brush shampoos x
It works brilliantly, Natasha. You can see how clean the brushes really are after as well.
Wow that’s really interesting – seems a great way to get all your brushes clean easily. I am not too good at that usually I must confess.
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