The Secret Weapon for Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

The Secret Weapon for Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

Every woman who looks to accomplish that ‘flawless look’ knows makeup isn’t cheap – neither are the brushes or applicators one uses to apply it. So, if you’re looking to rock that look every day, then you’ll want to learn how to make those brushes and applicators last as long as you can. Run out to your local store and grab some baby shampoo, because it’s getting ready to become your new best friend.

Here are some known ways to clean your makeup brushes so that you keep your skin clear and so that they last:

Step One: Rinse
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Now that you have your baby shampoo, gather together all your icky makeup brushes. Hold each of your brushes with the bristles pointing toward the drain of the sink and turn on your water so that it runs lukewarm. Take each brush’s bristles and gently rinse them.

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Once you’ve done this, you’ll want to grab your baby shampoo and squirt a nickel-sized amount into your hand and begin swirling the bristles around creating lather.

After a few minutes of doing this, you’ve probably released a good bit of dirt and oil that’s been building up. It’s time to wash the bristles in the lukewarm water one more time. Gently squeeze the bristles to eliminate excess water. Clear water means you successfully cleaned your brushes, dirty water means you need to repeat the previous steps again.

The Final Touches

Finally, take the time to mold your damp brushes back to their original shape and lay them on a cloth or paper towel. Let them dry overnight. Additionally, if you have any other makeup tools such as eyebrow combs, eyelash curlers, or nose hair trimmers, you might want to use this opportunity to clean them as well. Use a simple rinse made out of the baby shampoo and use a towel to dry them.