Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It still bleeds after 2 years...

I'm so hardcore. I just spent an hour and a half cleaning all my makeup brushes today. It's a mix of brushes I use the most and brushes that were just eating dust on my makeup vanity (big ew!). The big brushes took a lot of my time. It took forever to wash the soap out, and I washed and washed until I stopped seeing bubbles.





My makeup brushes are a variety of brands from Costo Borghese (my fav!), Eco Tools, Coastal Scents, E.L.F, Crown, Studio Tools, Essense of Beautuy from CVS, a few MAC and Sigma Makeup.



Speaking of Sigma...I don't mean to bash their brushes, but I've always had a problem with their big powder brush. I've had it for 2 years now and I have not used it, not even once because it still bleeds blue dye when its drying. I lost count of how many times I washed it and I'm not sure why it still bleeds...sucks! Do you guys experience the same problem?



23 comments:

  1. Wow, that's an amazing make up brush collection you've got going on. I am thinking of purchasing the ecotools, I saw them available here and I'm thinking of trying them. - Mar
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  2. I think that Sigma and Crown make the same quality of make up brushes. All my crown brushes still bleed even after washing them once a week for the past couple of months.

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  3. That is very interesting about the bleeding of the sigma brushes... They arn't the cheapest brushes so I would expect them to at least not bleed. But I do love Eco tools!

    Love,
    Camie

    http://lovecamie.blogspot.com/

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  4. I had that problem with another big powder brush! Maybe it's the same material and dye but I don't understand why they keep bleeding! I just say forget it and use it :) I mean, it's dry when I use it anyway lol.

    I need to be hardcore like you. I can't even begin to count how many brushes I have. I wash them all then I go in a "lost" drawer and we have even more dirty brushes! UGH. It's so annoying LOL :)

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  5. wow! that's a lot of brushes... too bad the sigma one bleeds.

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  6. Beck, you have an amazing collection! lol ♥

    About your Sigma brush...I don't own one myself but I have these double-ended Lumene brushes that have been bleeding with every wash since time immemorial. I honestly don't know how much dye is in them that keeps them bleeding out, but I've learned to just deal with it. :/ I use 'em since they're incredibly soft on the skin, but whenever I wash 'em there's dye bleed. I don't know, I wish I knew the deal. :|

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  7. I've got the same problem with the blending brush for eyes by Sigma. the paper gets blue when I let it dry..... I don't know the reason.
    Btw... what a hard job girl!!!! You've got tons of brushes ;)
    kisses honey.

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  8. That's a lot of brushes! :) I only own Sigma SS188. I got it more than 2 years ago, wash it at least 3x a week and it still bleeds.

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  9. WOW! What a huge brush collection you have. I am seriously humbled LOL...

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  10. Wow, you have really great collection! Love it!
    I don't have any problems like you told, it's so strange..

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  11. My Sigma and Crown brushes bleed and I've had them for about 2 or more years. I especially hate that the duo fiber ones bleed because they bleed into the white. SO ANNOYING!

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  12. yikes! never had a brush that bleeds colour...but that's disconcerting for sure! and holy you have alot of brushes haha

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  13. This is a great brush collection! I do not have any Sigma brushes yet but in the near future I hope to try them out!

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  14. Costco Borghese is my absolute favorite too. High quality. I can't wait to get more come xmas.

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  15. I don't know what I would do with so many brushes, what an incredible collection! I barely use that Sgma powder brush, it's just not the best in my opinion ):

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  16. me too! my sigma brush, the smae one you mentioned, AND my stippling brush bleeds like no other! :( thought it was only me!

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  17. OMG Becky! That's a lot of brushes! I envy you, how I wish I could get to own a lot of brushes since I only have 3 brush sets.

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  18. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sigma brushes the big powder brush pisses me off but some how i still use it!!

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  19. Yes it happens to me a lot -- Especially with Coastal Scents brushes! My goodness, washing brushes for that long.... Cudos to you!

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  20. I have 2 Sigma brushes that still bleed after 6 years. None of my other brushes do that and I have a mix of brands like you do. Sad :-(

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  21. I really loved your affordable Makeup Brush Set because of the designs of their handle. And after I read your blog, I got many ideas on how to use every makeup brush. Thank you for sharing this one.

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