This post is for those of you who wear make-up. I don’t wear much, and I don’t wear it often. I therefore forget that my make-up brushes need cleaning. Anyone else neglect their brushes too? The images below give you an idea of how long someone who doesn’t wear much make-up left her brushes between cleans. Oops! Anyway, better late than never, right?
Let’s get to it…
Cleaning your make-up brushes, step by step:
1. Fill a bowl with a few cups of hot water and 1 tablespoon of castile soap. I’ve used Dr. Bronner’s lavender scented castile, but any will do. Give it a little stir.
2. Pop your brushes in and swirl them around. Use your fingers to really massage the fibres.
3. Rinse brushes under running water, then add a little castile soap directly to the fibres of your brushes and massage in, creating a lather.
4. Rinse again in running water.
5. Repeat these steps until your brushes are clean, and then dry (I popped mine in the sun for an hour or so).
It was oddly satisfying to see how grotty those brushes were, and to know now that they are clean and fresh and ready to go again! (Next time, I’ll get to them a few months sooner, I think!)