According to Miss Frugal, it’s a miracle that I’ve got to the age I have without realising the importance of makeup brushes. Who knew that the little applicators that you get with eyeshadow palettes are practically useless? Or that if you really want seamless foundation then you need to use a weird shaped sponge AND a foundation brush?
If you’re still as yet blissfully unaware of the need for a whole collection of makeup brushes then feel free to just skip this post. Or you could always buy yourself a set of nice makeup brushes (this is Miss Frugal’s favourite brand) so you can try them out for yourself.
For those of you who do have makeup brushes then you’re going to want to know how to clean them to keep them at their best. You have a choice here, you can either buy expensive makeup brush cleaner or you can make your own – we take the latter option and I think it’s not only cheaper but also a more effective way to clean them.
How to make homemade makeup brush cleaner
You only need two ingredients to make your own homemade makeup brush cleaner – olive oil and liquid soap. We used Cussons anti bacterial liquid soap as we bought it on offer for 99p a bottle but any will do. You just need to mix two parts liquid soap to one part olive oil and voila, homemade makeup brush cleaner!
And here’s the best way to wash your brushes with your homemade makeup brush cleaner:
- Dampen your brush using barely warm water – it can’t be too hot or Miss Frugal says it might damage your brush and loosen the bristles!
- Gently rub in some of your very own homemade makeup brush cleaner.
- Holding your brush (bristles facing down) under the cold water, gently massage the bristles so the cleaner gets to all the bristles and is then rinsed right out.
- Dry your brush overnight on a towel or even just some kitchen roll and they’ll be good as new the next day.
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