Wednesday, May 25, 2011

DIY -- Cleaning Your Make Up Brushes

My "project" tonight was deep cleaning my make up brushes. Originally I was going to take pictures and show you how I did it, but there are already so many tutorials on how to do it... and I didn't really feel like re-inventing the wheel, so to speak.

The method I used is from the YouTube guru EnKoreMakeup but it has also been done by MakeupGeekTV and whats-her-face Kandee Johnson. I'm going to post Marlena's version below.

Now I'll be completely honest and say that I quick clean my brushes once a week and deep clean every other week instead of weekly like I should. But I don't think my brushes suffer because of it and I know there are some people who never clean their brushes at all (Gross!) so.. I think I'm alright.

Personally, I use the palm of my hand to scrub my brushes on instead of a sponge, just out of personal preference. Sponges can harbor bacteria so if you are going to use one, I suggest using a brand new sponge every time you clean your brushes or at least properly sanitizing the one you've been using.

How often do you clean your brushes? Do you just quick clean or do you actually deep clean them as well? Let me know your thoughts!

♥ M

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