4.11.2016 – Clean Brushes

I’ve been wanting to write this post for several months but just couldn’t figure out the best way to go about it. Well, today when I went to clean my brushes I thought… let’s just do it! PS. Excuse my kitchen, it’s a work in progress! 🙂

About every other weekend I TRY to make time to clean my brushes. Now, it doesn’t always work out that way and lately I have been super busy so today I told myself that regardless of what else I thought was more important this had to take priority! So, here is my favorite way to keep my brushes clean!

Brush Wash

Step 1:  you are going to need a few household items.

  1. Dawn Dish Soap
  2. Small/Dessert size plate
  3. Warm Water
  4. Dish Sized Towel

Now, I use the same towel(s) each time so as you will see they are dingy from years of makeup. My recommendation is to just grab a cheap package and use them only for this so that you won’t care if they start to look grungy.

Brush Wash 3

Step 2: Drizzle a little of the Dawn Dish Soap on your plate. (a little goes a long way!) Then add a little bit of your warm water. I add just enough to fill the devout of my plate.

Brush Wash 4

Step 3: Swirl your dirty brush around in soapy water in circular motions until the water is full of the makeup that was filling your bush. For the liquid makeup brushes, you may need to dump your plate and repeat step 2 & 3 again;  I generally will for my foundation brushes.

Brush Wash 5

This is after one round of Step 3.

Brush Wash 7

Step 4: Once I feel like I’ve gotten my brush nice and clean, I will swirl my brush in a glass of warm water to get all the soap out. Just rapidly swirl it around like you’re mixing a drink. If it is a larger brush sometimes running it under running warm water is better. After this step I just lay aside on a towel until I am finished with all brushes.

Brush Wash 8

Step 5: Once I’m finished with all my brushes I will start rolling them up in my clean towel.

Brush Wash 6

I always alternate directions with each new brush.

Brush Wash 9

Step 6: Once I have all my brushes all rolled up, I will set them aside and let them dry over night.

That’s all! It’s super easy, affordable, and only takes me about 15 minutes.

What’s your favorite way to clean your bushes?

Until Next Time!

Xoxo – H



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