Spring cleaning may have passed, but it’s never too late in the season to give your makeup brushes a good scrub. We’re going to show you a simple and inexpensive way that you can wash and disinfect all of your favorite makeup brush tools, and in fact you should be doing it regularly. This method will get rid of all the oil and bacteria that has collected in your brushes and not only disinfects them, but leaves them feeling brand new. And the best part is that you can find all the supplies you need in your kitchen, all ready to go.
Antibacterial Dishwashing Soap to remove pigments, oils and dirt
Extra Virgin Olive Oil to recondition and keep the hairs from drying out
A large plate
Dirty makeup brushes
- Pour small amounts of the soap and oil onto a plate.
- Stir your brushes in a circular motion to remove leftover pigments and kill bacteria.
- Wipe the brushes back and forth on the palm of your hand.
- Rinse brushes with warm water for best results, then dry with a paper towel.
- Dry brushes with hairs facing down to avoid water seeping into handle. If water gets into the handle, it loosens the glue and the hairs will start to fall out. You can use a brush guard to hang the brushes upside down and keep its shape intact. Let brushes dry overnight.
Use this method at least once a week to keep your brushes, and more importantly your face, squeaky clean and ready for a perfect makeup application.