Nicole Keen
Nicole Keen
@keenmachine

Beauty Hack: My Cheap and Cheerful Way to Clean Makeup Brushes

Depending on what part of Canada you live in (Toronto: I’m looking at you), it doesn’t feel much like spring, but I’m still feeling the urge to purge and get a head start on organizing and cleaning.

Let me start by saying, Life Brand baby shampoo is my version of Frank’s Red Hot—I use it on EVERYTHING. Allow me to explain: It’s hypoallergenic and gentle on sensitive skin (ding, ding, ding) and it’s perfect for hand-washing delicate clothing (i.e. tights and lingerie) and makeup brushes (including my Clarisonic attachment).

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Cleaning your makeup brushes on the regular is important for a couple of reasons. First of all, it removes oil and bacteria build-up that can be harmful to your skin (yuck). Secondly, keeping your brushes clean can increase their efficacy and extend their lifespan (this is especially noteworthy if you plan on investing in a high-quality set). I owe this last tip to my deskmate Emily, and I’m going to share the love with you: Don’t submerge your brushes completely, just wiggle their bristles in soapy water. Completely dunking them will cause the glue that holds your bristles in place to break down over time. And as we all know, balding brushes aren’t cool.

Have fun taking your brushes for a dip (floating toys are optional).

purbrush

PUR Contour Blending Brush

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Stila Wonder Brush

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Stila #33 One Step Complexion Brush

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purbrush

PUR Contour Blending Brush

BUY NOW
stila-wonder-brush

Stila Wonder Brush

BUY NOW
stila-brush

Stila #33 One Step Complexion Brush

BUY NOW