I have a ton of makeup brushes which I hate cleaning. I also keep forgetting to buy stuff to clean them with. Not to mention the fact that makeup brush cleansers can be a bit pricey. So I researched the wonderful world wide web and out of all of the DIY makeup brush cleansers this is by far my favorite. It is inexpensive and best of all you probably already have these items in your kitchen. Also, this method leaves your brushes super soft, just like the first time you used them. It is very important that your makeup brush cleanser cleans and conditions your brushes so that you get the most out of them and they last a really long time.
- Dish-washing liquid detergent
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Paper towels
- Clean dish
- Sink with water
- Dirty makeup brushes
- Step 1: Pour about half of a tablespoon of both the extra virgin olive oil and the dish-washing liquid detergent on top of each other as shown below. You don’t really have to measure the amounts, you can guestimate it at a little more than a quarter size amount depending on how many brushes you’d like to clean. The dish-washing detergent will clean out all of the makeup from the brushes and the extra virgin olive oil will condition the brushes and keep them soft.
- Step 2: Swirl your brushes in the mixture in circular motions until you notice the makeup coming off of the brushes and they start looking clean. Then rinse the brushes in a sink under running water until you no longer see any more bubbles and the bristles should feel clean and not oily or soapy.
- Step 3: Dab the brushes dry on a paper towel or regular kitchen towel and then lay them flat on a clean paper towel so that they can dry (curious cat is optional). If you do this before going to bed they are usually dry by morning. I recommend doing this process at least once a week or as much as needed depending on how much you use your makeup brushes.