1. Try a home made, gentle makeup brush cleanser. Equal parts baby wash and coconut oil.
2. This makeup brush cleaner sponge is great for keeping brushes pigment-free in between heavy washes.
3. Try this other home made makeup brush cleansing solution: 1 C water, 1 Tbsp dish soap, and 2 Tbsp vinegar.
4. Make your own mat for scrubbing your makeup brushes clean.
5. Don’t forget to clean your sponges! You can use a simple liquid soap by making a foamy bath for your sponge and letting them soak for a bit.
6. Dry your clean brushes with the bristles lower in elevation than the handles. This will allow all of the water to seep out and dry.
7. Check out these instructions for using professional cleansers.
8. Stick to a schedule. Bacteria from makeup and skin cells can grow quickly. You should be washing your makeup brushes at least once a month.
9. Never share your makeup brushes (or your makeup) with other people. It’s a quick way to spread yucky germs and we’d rather not all get pink eye or that itchy rash you had last month.
10. Makeup brushes are not meant to last a lifetime. After lots of use, and lots of cleaning, makeup brushes will start to break down. If you notice bristles on your face after applying your makeup, it’s time to replace your brush.
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