I am a bit embarrassed to admit that I don’t remember the last time I cleaned my makeup brushes. That’s a bit gross if you stop and think about it so instead of dwelling on it and grossing myself out, I did something about it.
In the easiest makeup brush cleaner known to man, I got down to business. All you need is 2 parts dish soap to 1 part oil and you have yourself the perfect cleanser!
Move brush around in the cleanser and then run under warm water, rubbing brush in your hand to get out the excess soap (and to watch as all that old makeup seeps out of the bristles). Make sure not to allow water further down the brush so you don’t melt the glue holding everything together. Then dry with the bristles pointing downward, either by hanging on a homemade contraption or propping the ends up on a rolled up towel and letting the bristles fall onto a paper towel.
If I can do it, you can do it…and then we’ll all have clean makeup brushes! 😉
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When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes?
Have you ever tried making your own cleaners (or even makeup) before?
Time to go clean my brushes, like, yesterday. Ha!
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Girl, do it! 😉
Wow… thanks for the reminder! I REALLY need to clean my brushes. Thanks for the homemade cleaner recipe. 🙂
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Happy to help! 😉
I try to wash my brushes at least once a month haha but I am sure I should be doing it more often.
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Girl, you had me beat! 😉
Ha! Don’t be embarrassed… I am sure it’s been longer for me! Thanks for the reminder! It’s so simple too.
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So simple! Go do it! 😉
You’re opening sentence came straight out of my own mouth. I swear it’s been forever since I cleaned my makeup brushes. Yuck!
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I hope you did it now! 😉
I try my best to clean my brushes weekly. But honestly that doesn’t always happen. haha! And most of the time, I just use the Soft Soap brand soap with aloe and I wash em real quick. haha
What a great idea! I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I’m terrible about cleaning mine – like I need to go do it NOW!
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Yes I do need to clean my brushes…eeek!
Ummm yeah I think I bought makeup cleaner from Target a few months ago and STILL haven’t used it!! Good reminder.
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Thanks for the reminder! I don’t know when I cleaned mine out either… :-/
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Just cleaned my makeup brushes earlier this week and I feel so accomplished-haha Is that weird? Great tips!
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I’ve been cleaning my make-up brushes with my face wash. Works well on some brushes, not on others. Will have to try the soap + oil method and see if it works better. Thanks for the tip!
I’m also disgusting. HAVE NEVER CLEANED A MAKEUP BRUSH (whistles loudly and backs out of the room)…
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I didn’t realize it melted the glue. I’ve accidentally done that a few times now that I think about it. I’ve never added oil to the makeup brush cleaner so I’m excited to try that.
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Yes! I never understood my friends who refuse to clean their brushes. I always feel so much better using a fresh brush when doing my makeup. Thanks for sharing this, Katie!
Same–I never clean them…gross! Thanks for the tip!
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Haha I like never clean mine! I am gross
Thanks for the reminder. I had it in mind to do so from yesterday…LOL…so thanks for the push
Will have to try this over the expensive make brush sprays I have been using in the past.
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