Cleaning Make-Up Brushes

Cleaning make-up brushes doesn't usually make the weekly cleaning list. I know you are supposed to clean them at least once a month, but let's be honest. The only time I think of cleaning them is when the brushes have caked on eye shadow. Fortunately, it doesn't take much time or supplies to clean make-up brushes.  

Supplies: Dirty make-up brushes, plate, dish washing liquid, olive oil, and a paper towel. 

My blush brush is supposed to be white on the ends. They might need to be cleaned just a bit.

Pour equal parts of dish washing liquid and olive oil in a plate.

Swirl the brush in circles to combine the oil and soap. The soap will clean the brush and the oil will keep the brush from drying out.

Rinse the brush under cold water facing down. Try to keep the water on the brush hair only. If water gets into the handle of the brush, it could mold.

After thoroughly rinsing the brushes, allow them to dry for 24 hours.  

They look good as new.

Do you clean your make-up brushes on a regular schedule?

Happy Cleaning,


1 comment:

  1. Holy news to me. I just use them until they're yucky or falling apart, then I get new ones. How sad is that? Or maybe it is worse that I buy cheap enough brushes to not feel one bit guilty about tossing them! Thanks for the directions...might just have to get mine clean tomorrow! :-)