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Life Hacks: How to clean Makeup brushes & Sponges inexpensively.

December 14, 2014


Makeup brushes and sponges are used on a daily basis for flawless application. However, they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria, as dirty brushes and sponges can fuel breakouts. There are professional brush cleaners on the market that allow for almost instant drying – but they can be quite expensive. If you have enough time to let them properly dry, this tutorial might help you out.

I use slightly different methods for brushes and sponges.

Sponges – I tend to develop a lot more product build-up on sponges and beauty blenders, that’s why I disinfect them before cleaning – and sometimes use face wash rather than mild baby shampoo.

– Run hot (almost boiling) water with antibacterial liquid

– Allow to soak for 2-3 minutes

– Squeeze out – and then wash with face wash or baby shampoo

– Allow to dry on a flat surface in an area with medium sun exposure

Makeup Brushes – Makeup brushes are more delicate in nature, baby shampoo is therefore a good, mild cleanser that doesn’t damage the bristles.

– Place some baby shampoo with a bit of hot water in a shallow bowl

– Swish the brush around the bowl, allowing a lather to form

– Place the brush under a tap until the water runs clear

– Allow to dry on a flat surface in a well ventilated area – but out of direct sunlight.

I hope this is helpful! Have an amazing week ahead

Ray xx

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