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Cleaned Make Up Brushes

January 26, 2013

One of the things on my to do list this weekend was to clean my make up brushes. I have tried everything over the years, brush cleansers, baby shampoo, dry brush sanitizing sprays. I decided to try a tip I saw floating around on Pinterest. 1/2 cup warm water and a 1/2 cup vinegar. I only had distilled white vinegar at the house, but I figured that was good enough. I swished the brushes in the vinegar/water mixture then rinsed well. I then reshaped the brushes and placed then on the edge of the sink to dry. I place them on the edge and not standing up or on a towel because I want them to dry all the way though. Plus, since CC is gone I even washed them in our small downstairs bathroom and closed the door after so little curious kitties don’t bat them all over the house.

The mixture seemed to work really well. It released a lot of gunk. The cream eye shadow brushes and eye liner brush needed an extra swish or two, but eventually came clean. My foundation brush needed some extra elbow grease and two washings with soap after soaking in the vinegar for a minute. The last swish in vinegar however removed all the last bits of the creamy foundation. The final verdict will come tomorrow when I go to use them, I will keep you posted.



From → Beauty

  1. I use MAC brush cleaner – expensive but worth it for clean brushes!


    • The MAC brush cleaner is great! I my usual go to is the Smashbox one, which I was out of, hence today’s experiment! I found an old bottle of the Japonesque cleaner in the back of my bathroom cabinet, but I didn’t like that cleanser at all, it left my brushes feeling oily.


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