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How to Clean Makeup Brushes

This is a very simple way to clean makeup brushes without making a mess. You will probably be appalled by how much makeup you had on your brushes.

how to clean makeup brushes soaking

  1. Reuse an empty container that has a lid, and is tall enough to hold your makeup brushes without crushing them. Clear is preferable to opaque. Wash the container and lid. I used an empty sunflower seed jar.
  2. Add dirty makeup brushes.  Do not crowd them.  If you need to, you can wash them in groups.
  3. Fill the container two thirds with warm water. Add a squirt of paraben and sulfate -free shampoo, or fill to top with vinegar.  Shake gently to clean.
  4. Allow to soak for fifteen minutes. Shake again.
  5. Pour out dirty water. Refresh with rinse water. Make sure the lid is on tight. Shake and repeat until water is clear.
  6. Lay brushes on a clean towel in the sun to dry. The ultraviolet light will help to disinfect them.

how to clean makeup brushes drying

Save the jar so that you can clean your brushes again next month.