When I first got into makeup a few years ago I had no clue as to how to take care of and clean my makeup brushes. In all honesty I probably went months without cleaning them because I just didn’t know it was something you were supposed to do regularly. Then maybe around a year later as I started buying more makeup brushes I began to look into what I had to do to take care of them.
When I looked online, and watched many different videos, and read different blogs about how to clean makeup brushes it seemed as though in order to properly take care of your brushes you had to have some special cleanser or special tool. I remember at the time I sort of gave up because I didn’t want to spend extra money on cleanser or brush holders, or anything like that. Eventually I gave in and bought some overpriced specialty brush cleaner, which worked great but frankly wasn’t worth the price tag.
Recently I’ve discovered a much cheaper way to effectively clean your makeup brushes. I’ve learned that cleaning your makeup brushes with a gentle face soap works great! I will usually just use a small pump of face soap and swirl it around on my brush using my palm. Depending on how dirty the brush is I may rinse it with soap a few times, but usually one rinse gets the job done. I love that I found such an easy and cheap way to clean my brushes because now I clean them so much more often. I recommend cleaning the brushes you use daily once a week, and the ones you use less often once every two or three week.
The face soap I have found to work the best after trying a couple is Neutrogena’s Fresh Foaming Cleanser which retails for $7.49 on the Neutrogena website. It works great because it is a gentle makeup removing cleanser. I definitely recommend this method and think everyone should give it a try!
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xoxo not the girl next door