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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Help with MAC 187!


I need help with my MAC 187. The big problem is that I can't remove the blush stain on the white bristles. I already washed it with J&J baby wash, I did deep cleaning, and I did the tip a fellow GTalker gave on using a gentle facial wash yet the stubborn stain is still there. Look at the pictures.





What can I do to get rid of the stains and make the bristles white again? Any tips/suggestions? Thanks :)


EDIT: Here's an update on the brush.

I first tried washing it with Pantene shampoo (good thing that is my shampoo) but to no avail.
Then I used a gentle dishwasher I saw on the storage cabinet but nada.
I washed it with an antibacterial handwash and still, the stubborn stain is there.

I got my Smashbox brush cleaner and poured a little on a clear glass just enough for the white bristles and soaked it in there for an hour. Then shampooed the bristles again.

I am so happy to say that the stain's almost gone but there's still a little left. So I might just go ahead and buy that cleanser at Healthy Options. I am now desperate to make the bristles white again. :P

By the way, I swear I'll never use my 187 on a Kryolan blush again. It's the culprit! That's how pigmented that blush is. Most of the time, the stain's gone when I used MAC or NARS or any other brand.

Thanks for all the helpful tips. :)

10 comments:

  1. I have an imported dishwasher that has conditioner called Ivory, you can also purchase the Palmolive dishwashing liquid with conditioner. I mix it together with the baby shampoo and the stains are gone!

    I know what you mean about the white stippling brush, it stains like crazy and it was all clean with a moisturizing dishwashing liquid :) Goodluck!

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  2. Oh. Thanks Nikki. I'll try that. I hope it works. :)

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  3. I had that same problem with my 187!

    Try soaking in makeup remover, then try dipping in oil. What worked for me was Pantene shampoo.

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  4. Great! I'll try that tomorrow. Thanks :)

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  5. Hi Pammy!

    I found a solution for that, I really hate it when there stains left on white bristles..

    What i use(and works like a dream) is Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Pure Castille Liquid Soap i got from Healthy Options. It costs 500 i think but it lasted me 6 or more months to finish it coz it's very concentrated.. plus it's good coz it has tea tree oil.

    Anyway, before using this i have never seen my white bristle brushes look like they're brand new again. hope this'll help.

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  6. Thanks for the suggestion Kay. But it's expensive! I'll buy that one when the suggestions made by Shasta and Nikki doesn't work. But that sounds really good. :)

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  7. Interesting blog. I'll go back here if I already need a new blush on. ;D

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  8. Have you tried using an oil based cleanser? I personall havent tried it though, but some say it works. Ive tried using an eye makeup remover to remove stains on my 219 though it didnt go away completely

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  9. Hi! I haven't. I don't like oil. :( And the thought of using anything with oil on my 187 scares me. Thanks for the suggestion, though. Stay pretty. :)

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