What can we say, beauty products make us happy but they also cost us an absolute fortune. We’d much rather cut out spending on unnecessary extras, like make-up brush cleaner, if we possibly can, and focus on expanding our array of matte lipsticks, for example.
Luckily, we have the DIY solution to your brush washing woes. Plus, you probably already own the two common household items you need for perfectly conditioned and hygienic bristles.
You will need:
- Running or a clean bowl of warm water
- A small, shallow pot or tumbler
- Olive Oil
- Washing Up Liquid
Instructions for four medium-sized blush and/or powder brushes
- Pour four tablespoons of olive oil into your pot along with four tablespoons of washing up liquid.
- Dip your brush into the mixture and massage it into a lather in the bristles, paying extra attention to any clumps that have formed on the ends.
- Rinse under warm water until it runs clear, and repeat as necessary.
- Shape the wet bristles back into the natural fan of the brush, and place on kitchen towel or a flannel somewhere warm or airy to dry.
How much you make depends on how many brushes you have to clean, and the thickness of the brushes. But if you stick to a 50/50 ratio on the olive oil to washing up liquid, you can’t go wrong.
The oil keeps the brush from drying and the hairs from falling out, too, maintaining its shop bought softness.
Go ahead and give it a try. It’s much better than any method we’ve purchased in a bottle recently.
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