Good morning all!
It’s a new day, a new week and I have been telling myself, I need to clean my makeup brushes!
I love my makeup (no lie) and I tend to be a little OCD when it comes to cleaning up in general, accept when it comes my makeup brushes. Whenever I use my brushes, I normally wipe them off after use with a makeup remover towelette or a baby wipe; however; I know that doing that is just a temporary cleaning and like everything else, your brushes need a weekly deep cleaning (or multiples depending on how often you use them.)
So I thought that I would share with you all how I clean my makeup brushes.
I know everyone has there own methods and I know there are tons of methods on the internet but after trial, error and overall personal notes, I think I have my proper method:
You will need:
A Clarifying Shampoo- these are ideal because they are designed to remove product buildup
Tea Tree Oil- This is a cleansing oil and helps sanitize your brushes. (NOTE: With tea tree oil, a little goes a long way, so I recommend using only a small amount, I used about 1/4 tsp.)
Cups- I use two of them. One for washing and one for holding my brushes once they have been rinsed.
2 Towels (not pictured)
1. Mix together about 1 1/2 TBSP of the shampoo with the tea tree oil and add about 2/3 cup warm water.
2. Add your brushes to the mixture and let them soak for about 5 minutes.
3. Rinse each brush under warm water and gently drain water out of brush by squeezing the brush head between your thumb and index finger.
4. Once you are done cleaning them, lay them down flat to dry.
In the photo below, you can see that I add another towel on top to help speed up the drying process.
I usually let mine dry overnight.
Once they are dry, I love the smell and I love how clean they are!
BONUS NOTE: You can mix a little of the clarifying shampoo and tea tree oil with purified water in a spray bottle to create a quick/daily brush cleaner too!
If you’re a daily makeup user, then it’s always recommended that you clean your brushes often. I like to schedule the time to clean them on my cell phone so I don’t forget. Clean brushes REDUCE breakouts…Remember that.
Until next time. Stay blessed all.
-The Enduring Mind