Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tutorial: How To Clean Your Make-Up Brushes

How often do you clean your make-up brushes?

I'm going to admit that until about two years ago, I never cleaned them.  How's that for an online confession?!  Gross!!

But now I clean my brushes regularly.  And you should too.

You can buy all sorts of special cleaning products.  But it's not at all necessary.  You can take care of business for free with what you have at home right now.  It takes just a few minutes.  But after you do this once and see all the dirty gunk that comes out, you will quickly convert to a regular brush cleaner.

How To Clean Your Make-Up Brushes

Step #1:  Head to the kitchen sink with your dirty brushes.  Set a few paper towels or clean dish towels on the counter.

Step #2:  Place a tiny dab of dish washing soap in your palm.

Step #3:  Dampen the brush under running water.

Step #4:  Swirl the make-up brush in your palm and watch the dirty yuck start coming out.  Rinse and repeat this step until the brush stops turning the soap suds dirty.  If it's been a while since you last cleaned your brushes, this step might take you four or five rounds.

Step #4:  Rinse all of the soap out of the brush.  Set the cleaned brushes on the towel to dry overnight.

And seriously...that's it!  So easy.  A very fast little project.  It's free because everyone has a little dish soap in the kitchen already.  And you will feel so much cleaner the next time you put make-up on your pretty face!


Anonymous said...

This is so much easier than the way I've been cleaning mine (small bowl of soapy water that gets everywhere and doesn't ever feel quite clean). And I didn't clean mine until a few years ago either, so you're not alone!

Tammy B said...

I clean my foundation brush and eyeshadow brush every morning after I use them. My powder brush and blush brush, now that's a different story. I am fairly negligent about cleaning them.


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