How I Clean My Makeup Brushes.

Cleaning my makeup brushes…this is not my favorite thing to do.  However, I know how important it is.  I mean, I’d wash my hands before I would rub them all over my face, so why would I rub dirty makeup brushes all over it??  Gross.   So here is my quick and simple (and inexpensive) way that I clean my brushes once a week.

You can check out my very first video I made showing how I do this too!! ❤

So my favorite way to clean my brushes is with Dr. Bronner’s Almond Castile soap.  This stuff is just amazing for so many reasons!

First of all, it’s lasts forever! It’s 3 times more concentrated that traditional soaps.  I have the 32oz bottle and it is never-ending.  You don’t need to buy it solely for cleaning your makeup brushes.  You can use it for so many other things-18 uses according to the bottle.  I personally love it for hand soap.

I’ve used store bought brush cleaners and methods with dish soaps or shampoos, but who knows what’s in those things, and they don’t work as quickly, or leave my brushes as soft as Dr. Bronner’s.  You can use this same cleansing method for your Beauty Blenders too!

And to top it off, the stuff is natural, completely biodegradable and environmentally friendly!  This company is against GMO’s.  It’s Certified Fair Trade, made with all organic oils.  I can pronounce all of the ingredients, which are just water, organic oils, and vitamin E (Hooray!).

And finally, the smell.  This stuff smells AMAZING!

So onto the cleaning.  What you’ll need:

1. Dr. Bronner Almond Castile Soap (or any other option if you’r not into the almond smell).

2. Paper towels or some sort of cloth to wipe them on and lay out to dry.

So what I like to do is wet the brush with warm (not hot) water.  Water that is too hot can loosen the glue holding the bristles in place and cause them to start falling out.

I then put a couple drops of the soap into the palm of my hand and start rubbing the makeup brush in it.  Rub the brush and rinse your hand as needed for a clean slate.  I’ll rub it on the palm and/or the back of my hand, and you just rub it until the soap is white and foamy with no makeup residue left.  This soap make this process go so much quicker than other methods I’ve tried.

Once the soap is no longer tinted with makeup, rinse your brush under the warm water, pat it dry with a paper towel or cloth. Reshape your brush while you’re doing this and lay it out to dry.

Make sure to do this AFTER you’ve applied your makeup, or at night because they will take a few hours to dry and be ready for use again.

I hope you enjoyed this video as much as I enjoyed making it for you!


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