The New Year always makes me want to clean things. It's like yearly nesting, probably partially brought on by cabin fever. I look around and all I want is to make my environment sparkly and fresh, and this year I found myself looking down at my make up brushes. Ewww. They were gross. But I have some really nice Mary Kay and Bare Minerals brushes, and those things last and last and last if you take care of them.
All I can think about now is that I was putting those on my face. I can't imagine that's good for my skin! Thank goodness cleaning your make up brushes yourself is a simple and easy process you can do using ingredients in your own kitchen cabinets, just like my DIY jewelry cleaner.
Want to know how? Click through and I'll show you how you can clean your own make up brushes!
You will need:
Mix all your ingredients into a shallow bowl, and really soak your brush in it, making sure to wipe and brush it around to get all the gunk in between the bristles.
Then, you'll rinse your brushes out with some water.
Keep rinsing until you get everything out of the brush. How ick is this water?
When you brushes are all rinsed, lay them out to air dry at an angle, pointing down. This keeps water from pooling inside the handle of your brush and getting in between the metal band and wooden handle. Your brushes will last longer and not rust. That's a good thing, because who wants to be rubbing rust into their pores?
Once your brushes are dry, you can use them again (hooray!)
It's really easy! Who doesn't love DIY fixes like this, especially when it saves you from having to buy new brushes? I'm going to tell you, the brush on the far left at the top of this post is a Bare Minerals concealer brush I've had since 2002. It's a working testament to how long you can use good quality make up brushes if you take care of them well.
Thanks for checking out this quick DIY, and enjoy your fresh clean brushes!
and if you want to see more of my projects you can check out my DIY page, or check out these other DIY cleaning and beauty ideas: