While I had everything out to clean my hair brushes the other day, I decided it was time to tackle my makeup brushes as well.

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The only makeup I wear is a bit of eyeshadow, eyeliner and lip gloss – so I’m not sure how these got as dirty as they were? Even if I was to wear a full face of makeup, a brand like Waterlilies And Company is one that I would love. They supply natural and cruelty-free makeup that won’t harm your skin or the planet! What more could you ask for?

I also have to confess, I have a full set of makeup brushes and I have no idea what any of them are for. I use these few if and when I go to the great lengths of getting dolled up.

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Did you know that bacteria, oils and dead skin cells can accumulate on your makeup brushes if you don’t clean them? This can lead to acne, rashes and even eye infections if not cleaned regularly. I followed the same instructions as with cleaning my hair brushes and chose a tiny dot of baby shampoo (because it has clarifying properties that will remove residue). Nothing expensive, Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo is fine.

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Wet the brush and then rub into a lather in the palm of your hand.

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This part of cleaning makeup brushes is pretty gratifying because you can see the makeup coming out in your hand.

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Rinse with warm water and then I put the brush handle between my two palms and spin it back and forth – like you were playing with those long-haired troll dolls, or starting a fire.

That should get most of the excess water out.

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I did use my eyebrow tool to comb out the bristles slightly, alternatively you could use a baby comb – anything with fine bristles.
Let air dry and you’re good to go next morning!

It takes a total of 5 minutes or less for cleaning makeup brushes – so you can do it quickly before bed and have a fresh start in the morning.


Have a great one!

 

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