Regardless of how often you wear makeup, or how much makeup you wear, we all want a perfect makeup look when we apply it. Well, from my experience, the perfect makeup application not only starts with the right products, but good, clean makeup brushes as well. In today’s “Beauty Week” post, I’m sharing three simple items for cleaning your makeup brushes. Whether you are looking for a way to quickly and conveniently clean your makeup brushes, or if you simply lean more towards natural cleaning products, this homemade makeup brush cleaning routine may be just for you.
Now, to me, keeping your makeup brushes clean is just as important as making sure you choose the right makeup for your skin. Also, makeup brushes are not necessarily inexpensive, so if you invest in a good makeup brush or makeup brush set, it’s important to protect your investment, and clean your brushes regularly. Many people wonder just how often makeup brushes should be cleaned. The general rule of thumb, is to clean your brushes every two weeks to at least once a month. This will ensure that your brushes remain free of excess makeup, dirt, grime, and bacteria, that can not only affect the application and appearance of your makeup, but also affect the condition of your skin. Dirty makeup brushes can often lead to skin breakouts, and other skin conditions due to dirt and bacteria that builds up in the brushes.
So, if you’re looking for a quick, easy and convenient way to clean your makeup brushes with household items, here are three simple items (Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Vinegar and Castile Soap), I use for cleaning my makeup brushes.
Extra Virgin Oil
Castile Soap (or any mild soap)
3 small bowls
-Fill one of the small bowls with extra virgin olive oil.
-Fill another small bowl with white vinegar.
-In the other small bowl, mix some warm water with castile soap to make a bath for your brushes.
-Start by dipping your dirty makeup brush in the extra virgin olive oil, and run it back and forth across a paper towel until dirty streaks no longer appear. This not only loosens up the makeup, dirt and grime in the brush, but the olive oil also softens and conditions the brush.
-Next dip the brush in the soapy castile bath to remove any dirt and left over olive oil. Swirl the brush back and forth in the palm of your hand to continue to loosen makeup and to clean the brush.
– Repeat the cleaning steps until the brush is completely clean, and gently squeeze the brush bristles to remove excess water.
– Dip the clean brush in the white vinegar to sanitize the brush, and rinse under a faucet with warm water to remove the vinegar.
– Stand the brush, bristles down, in a cup to dry.
-If you need to use the brush right away, you can use a blow dryer on low setting to dry the brush for immediate use.
-Repeat these simple steps for all of your dirty makeup brushes.
I hope you find this simple makeup brush cleaning routine helpful and convenient, especially since the items you need are probably already in your home. If you try these makeup brush cleaning steps, please let me know how it works out for you, in the comments section below. I’m looking forward to sharing more beauty tips and tricks like this on my YouTube channel coming very soon!
Hope you have a great weekend, and thanks for reading!