I feel like it’s been a while since I last blogged! I apologize for that, but I’ve been having a terrible case of writer’s block (and I must confess, I’ve been very lazy lately). Today I wanted to share with you how I clean my makeup brushes with simple things you can find around your house. Now, I’ve been using this method for about a year or so and I found that it works great! As most of you know, I am a college student and saving money is one of my first priorities. I could go and buy specialized makeup brush cleaner, but I found that with the method I use, I save so much money. The method I use does not damage my brushes at all, on the other hand it makes them really soft like when I first purchased them. I usually clean my brushes two times a month (I would clean them more often, but it is such a hassle!).
Now to start off, you will need the following products:
Dish Soap (I usually use Dawn)- Dish soap is really good at removing oils and dirt from the brushes.
Olive Oil– conditions the bristles
Hair conditioner (I use the one from Big Healthy Hair, a product from the BigSexyHair line)- conditions bristles even more
1. I mix about two table spoons of dish soap and one teaspoon of olive oil together in a container (the amounts vary depending on how many brushes you have, I have about 25)
2. In a separate container, pour about two table spoons of hair conditioner
3. Turn the sink faucet on to cold water and wet your brush, then dip your brush into the dish soap/olive oil mixture. Swirl your brush on your hand, rinse and repeat until the brush is completely clean and there is no residue.
4. After the brush is completely clean, dip it into the conditioner and swirl the brush on your hand for about 10-15 seconds and rinse all the conditioner off.
5. Let it dry and you are done!
This cleaning method is very easy and will leave your brushes soft, shiny, and clean! If you would like, you can skip the hair conditioner part and the brushes will still be soft and shiny, but I feel that the hair conditioner makes them even more soft! This method is very affordable for those who are on a budget and you get great results. It works great with all my brushes, which vary from synthetic to natural. If you do try this method, let me know how it worked out for you! Also, I would love to hear how you clean your brush, so leave me a comment below! Other than that, I hope you all have a magnificent afternoon! Take care and I’ll see you soon!
P.S. Just finished giving my website a makeover, I was kind of tired of the theme. I hope you guys like it 🙂