So, it’s that time of the year again where you’ve collected yourself an armada of dirty brushes with no clue about how to clean your make-up brushes. You go buy more, knowing that if you even try cleaning them, it would take hours for them to dry. You throw away the old ones and grow a guilty conscience simultaneously. You spend next to a fortune on the new ones, knowing they will face the same fate. The cycle continues without a break. All hope is lost.
4 Best Ways:
For someone who’s been through the same trouble multiple times, I’ve extensively looked into how to solve this seemingly never ending cycle. Many ladies, like myself, think of cleaning brushes as a chore and would rather get new ones than clean the ones they already have. After thorough research, here are the top 4 ways to clean your make-up brushes with ease.
1. Baby Shampoo
Probably the easiest and an economically sound method of cleaning your make-up brushes is by using baby shampoo. What you simply need is a mason jar, a bottle of baby shampoo from the dollar store and natural tap water. Pour water in the jar and add baby shampoo to it. Stir the solution and put the brush in it and move it around. Take the brushes out after a while and you’ll see the difference.
2. A silicon pot holder
Use of a silicon pot holder is an absolute dream for thorough, intense and quick cleaning. The ‘bristles’ or protrusions really make it easier to build a foam to clean up the brush deeply. You could buy gloves with similar protrusions, but I found the pot holder to be convenient enough.
3. The “Masters” brush cleaner and preserver
Nothing cleaned my brushes as well and as fast (a few seconds per brush) as this brush cleaner. It was originally meant for paint brushes, but hey, you’re the easel your brushes paint on right? Put your brush in the brush cleaner and run it through the pot holder. Once done, run it through water. This keeps the brush soft and long lasting. My personal favorite method! (Please check ingredients to avoid any allergic reactions).
4. A Stipple Sponge
Your life will never be the same after you get one of these bad boys. Used for spot cleaning, it is used completely dry for eyeshadow brushes to clean the color from them. Since I keep a few eyeshadow brushes on me and cleaning them the usual way is such a chore, I’m very glad I found this. I can go from 100’s of different shades on a brush to spotless. It just scrapes off any pigment.
Why spend such hard earned cash on something that you can clean on your own with minimal effort. Do keep these amazing tips in mind next time you have a few brushes to clean.