I haven’t done a post for the “How To” series in a long time so I started brainstorming different ideas. Yesterday was Sunday, which is cleaning day for me. I was cleaning up my vanity desk (by the end of the week, I have makeup everywhere) and saw how many dirty makeup brushes I had. Then the idea came to me – I should show y’all how I clean my makeup brushes! For the longest time, I didn’t know that I needed to clean makeup brushes and how important it was that I did, but then I saw a YouTuber talk about it and realized what I was missing. Since then I’ve learned three different ways of cleaning makeup brushes and today I am going to share all three methods with y’all.
This method is best for makeup brushes that aren’t too dirty or if you don’t have the time to deep clean and dry your brushes.
What You Need:
The next two methods are for deep cleaning. Both methods require a towel, a water source, and a textured surface but different supplies depending on the cleaner used. For the water source, you can do this in your bathroom sink or have a small bowl of water. For blogging (picture) purposes, I chose to use a small bowl, but I usually do deep cleaning in the bathroom sink. For the textured surface, the most affordable option is to use the palm of your hand, which will cost you $0!!! You can also use a brush cleaning mat or pad. Brush cleaning mats and pads can be purchased at an affordable price from TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Amazon, Sephora and Ulta. If you go with Method #3, a small brush cleaning pad comes with the cleaner.
What You Need To Make The DIY Cleaner:
The difference between methods #2 and #3 is the type of brush cleaner used. As you already know, method #2 uses a DIY cleaner, while method #3 uses a store bought version. Store bought brush cleaners can be liquid or solid like a bar of soap. If the store bought cleaner you had is a liquid, you can actually use the same steps as method #2, starting from step 2. The steps for method #3 are tailored to solid store bought cleaners, but also might start to sound a little repetitive, because the cleaning part is basically the same. Since method #3 uses a different type of cleaner, the difference in steps is how the cleaner is applied and worked into the brush. So if you’re using a liquid store bought cleaner, you can go back to method #2 steps and if you’re using a solid store bought cleaner, continue reading!
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That is it for the 3 cleaning methods for makeup brushes that I know of!
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