How to clean your make up brushes and Anything +Everything Blog Hop #4

Monday, April 8, 2013

If you're like me, you're really bad about cleaning your make up brushes. I've been told you should clean them once a week. I, on the other hand am lucky if I do it once a month. I recently came across a new tip on how to clean your brushes and it makes the process much easier! All you will need is a little olive oil and a little dish soap (dawn works best). I know you might be thinking "how does oil, clean make up?" Well... one of the principals of chemistry is that "like dissolves like." The best way to clean oil, is with oil... weird right?!?  And since most make up is made with oil (especially foundation) its only natural to use a little olive oil to clean it. I have to admit, I was a little skeptical when I started washing my brushes, but this combination worked like a charm! I have never gotten my brushes cleaner with only one rinse! I usually use shampoo and I have to soap up my brushes, rinse, and repeat multiple times... not with the oil! All my brushes rinsed out clean the first time!

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Unknown said...

Wow had no clue olive oil!! Totally going to try this! I'm excited for the link up tomorrow too! Miss ya girl!

XO Chelsea

Anonymous said...

That's a great tip! :)

Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

Candida said...

What a great tip! Who knew oil was the way to go. I have always just used a gentle cleanser to wash my brushes, but as you said it would take forever for the water to rinse clean. I am definitely going to try this - and perfect timing as my brushes really need to be cleaned right now.

Merch Maven

Aislyn said...

I use this method as well! Super inexpensive and works great. I always let my brushes dry at an angle so water isn't absorbed into the base of the brush. Great post (:

Brittany Michelle said...

As a makeup artist I enjoy beauty posts that are not filled with faulty information. Great share!


Anonymous said...

I need to try this way! Usually I'm washing the brushes over and over to get all the dirt off! Thanks for sharing!!

knocked up fabulous

Adrienne @ The Art of Being Black and White said...

Def going to have to try this! I'm bad ab cleaning my brushes! Esp the eye makeup ones. Thanks for the linkup!

Jenn said...

I would have never thought to use oil, definitely trying this.

Thanks for sharing... and for hosting! New bloglovin follower.

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Unknown said...

I'm really the worst at remembering to do this, thanks for posting this I've never tried using oil!

Sarah S. said...

once a week! yeah, I guess I'm as bad as you. I definitely do it once a month but looks like I need to get in the habit of cleaning them more often.

Kara said...

That makes a lot of sense! In art school I always cleaned my paintbrushes (oil paint) with baby oil, and it made them waaaay cleaner than using a ton of soap. I'm the worst at remembering to clean my makeup brushes though

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Very interesting! I definitely need to clean my brushes...asap! I've heard you should wash your face with oil too. I wonder if it works?!
Jeans and a Teacup

List Addict said...

Oil is an interestingaddition but it makes sense. Thanks so much to yourself and the Sapphire Bee for hosting.

Fur Earwig

Lisa said...

Thanks for the tips! I really need to start doing this more often.

Jen @Marine Wife, Mommy & Life said...

AWESOME to know! No more throwing them out because I mess up cleaning them and they become hard as rocks!
Marine Wife Mommy & Life

vc said...

Ah boo, didn't get to meet you at Lucky FABB. Well maybe next year...LOL PS loving this post on cleaning brushes, I am going to try this ASAP!

Tea&Sequins said...

Thanks so much for hosting the linkup again! I look forward to it every week. Also, I know this doesn't totally count since you just posted the outfit in your newest post, but I love that tulle skirt you got! So great!


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