Brush Care

The tanielle jai brushes have been curated with care and the colours that were chosen for the handle and the copper ferrule were custom designed. 

Like you would look after a silk or linen shirt with care, the same applies with these brushes. Brush care is of the utmost importance to keep your brushes feeling and looking amazing. Each brush has been painted, both the handle and copper ferrule, to create a brush that is aesthetically pleasing ensuring they look beautiful on your countertop or in your client makeovers.

Majority of the brushes in the tanielle jai brush collection are natural hair which means they need to be washed and conditioned regularly. 

How you treat your hair is how you should treat your brushes...

Handle with care and they will last and look beautiful for the longest time! 


When you don't wash your brushes, they naturally accumulate bacteria, oils and dirt from the environment around them. A dirty brush is a prime breeding ground for nasty bacteria that can exacerbate your acne and other skin conditions. In essence, dirty brushes can cause breakouts and skin blemishes in a short period of time.

Dirty makeup brushes can cause infections such as a fungal infection, E. coli, or a staph infection, which can be very serious. To protect your skin and kill any harmful bacteria that lingers in your makeup brushes, it's a good idea to wash your brushes every 5 to 7 days at minimum. 


Keeping your brushes in an optional condition is as easy as these five simple steps. 

Step 1: Simply wet your brush and swirl the brush into the soap. 

Step 2: Gently massage into the cleansing pad,

Step 3: Rinse under warm water until bristles become clear. Do not submerge brushes into water. 

Step 4: Gently squeeze out the excess water and lay flat to dry. 

Step 5: Place Brush Guard over the natural brushes to keep original shape. 


To remove stubborn stains use Sard Stain Remover followed by your Brush Soap.

Synthetic hairs only: For glossy stubborn textures (on brushes like your Defined liner, Diffuse and define Lip brushes) your eye makeup remover or all natural dishwashing liquid which will help to break down any oily or stubborn formulas to clean the brush thoroughly. Again once cleansed follow with your Brush Soap to cleanse and condition.  


The longer you leave them with makeup on them, the stains could become more permanent so the more regular the wash the better.

These have been made white, a great colour to keep ourselves in check, as the goal is to always keep them looking white and sparkling clean! 

PERSONAL USE: If using your brushes for personal use I would suggest to wash at least once a week at minimum. Especially brushes that are used for liquid products such as foundation, concealer, cream cheek products, lips and eyeliners. Wet products and wet materials will harbour bacteria much more than powders. 

Brushes that are used around the eyes as well as powder brushes, at least once every two weeks, but why not clean when you're doing your other brushes! 

CLIENT USE: The brushes should be cleaned with an alcoholic brush cleaner at minimum after each and every use before using on another client. For the best hygiene care I would suggest deep cleaning them with a brush cleanser after every use. 


If overused it can really damage your brush handles and the brush hairs. 

I prefer to use a set per client. Understandably not everyone can afford to have multiple brush sets so sometimes we rely on products like “Brush cleaner” which will have a large Alcohol component to clean in between clients. The alcohol in these products is used to kill any bacteria and strip away any nasties. A product like this is to be used sparingly and not to be used to remove every single stain. That's why it's important to deep clean your brushes by using a conditioning brush soap and/or a delicate stain remover.

Using an Alcoholic brush cleaner to deep clean your brushes will damage your brushes in the long term if over used. Spraying directly into the brush hairs will mean the alcohol will seep into the glue that is holding your brush together, causing the brush to come undone. Spraying these types of sprays on the Coated Copper Ferrule and painted wooden handle will also strip away some of the paint.

Using excessive amounts of Alcohol on your natural and synthetic hair brushes will eventually make the hairs become brittle and snap. Think about it this way. If you were to spray an alcohol cleaner onto the ends of your hair everyday a few times a day over a four week period, how would the hair feel? Dry, damaged and would most likely split and snap off. Likewise with artisan makeup brushes. The same love and care is required for your brushes if you want to maintain their soft fluffy texture. 


To keep them hygienic daily, spray an Alcohol spray into a tissue or paper towel (2-3 sprays) and gently go back and forward on the alcohol patch for a few seconds, or until clean. Do not spray the copper ferrule or the handle, instead use an antibacterial wipe (these have a much lower alcohol content). An alcohol spray, if used excessively, will strip and breakdown the paint. 

To keep the hairs in their shapes do not press down to spread all the hairs apart, go backward and forward to keep the hairs in their original form. Place the brush guards back onto the brushes after they have been cleaned this will ensure the hairs stay in shape. 

Recommend Sprays: Alcohol Sprays that also have conditioning properties like Parian Spirit Brush cleaner, Cinema Secrets Brush cleaner or Saint Jack Makeup Cleaner