Qucik, Effective and Affordable way to clean makeup brushes
I’m pretty sure I have posted my previous makeup brush cleaning routine on the blog, which works just fine, but since I’m always trying to make things simpler and quicker I came up with this new brush cleaning routine. Anyone who wears makeup knows that cleaning your makeup brushes is super annoying and time-consuming, but it’s literally magical to use clean makeup brushes. “But I have to use the makeup brushes” is an excuse we all have used way too many times to put-off cleaning the makeup brushes. And I assure you after reading this post, you won’t be able to use that excuse anymore.
Spot cleaning is great if you’re in real rush or on-the-go but it’s super important to deep clean your makeup brushes. Your makeup brushes/tools carry more bacteria than you can imagine. Oftentimes the only reason you get acne is because of using gunky makeup brushes/tools. It’s very important to deep clean the product build-up from your makeup brushes to keep everything clean and sanitary.
I don’t have very many makeup brushes, these’re the brushes I use on regular basis, and I myself have put-off cleaning them too many times because of that, which kinda bothered me, so I came up with the quick deep cleaning method. All you need is,
- Bar of Soap
- Bowl of Water
Basically you just need a bar soap. I always use a bar soap to clean my beauty blender, and it’s quick and super effective. If you read my previous post you’ll know that I used to use baby shampoo for brush cleaning, which works great !! but I’m telling you cleaning you brushes with a bar soap makes everything 10x easier and quicker. All you have to do is dip your brush-bristles in water and then swirl it on the bar of soap and then your palm. You can use brush cleaning glove or mat, the cheaper alternative is silicone oven-mitt, but make sure it has some sort of texture/pattern on it. Just rinse off the soap and you’ll see your makeup brushes getting good as new before your eyes in seconds, plus bar soap rinses of wayyyyy quicker than liquid products and it doesn’t soak into the ferrule of the brush.
Now comes the fun part. Usually I just lay it on this long tray to air-dry, or if you read my previous post I shared a trick to DIY makeup brushes drying stand. But, if you’ve to use the brushes, and you don’t have enough time to let them air-dry, use a blow dryer. I personally like to keep it on the lowest setting and make sure you don’t use hot air, you don’t wanna loosen up the glue and dry-out the bristles. Use cool air on the lowest or second lowest setting. It instantly dries up the moisture just like it does for your hair, and you’ve your deep cleaned, good as new makeup brushes.
This bar soap has lasted me longer than any other product that I have ever used, and it’s also most affordable out of the bunch.
I hope you find this post helpful.