I was completely unaware she I first started wearing makeup that it was so necessary to clean my brushes. If you didn’t know, your makeup brushes will build up bacteria and can lead to breakouts. Cleaning your brushes will also promote the longevity of your brushes. Here’s how my brush cleaning routine goes…
What I Use: Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castille Bar Soap
I saw LustreLux mention that she used Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap on her brushes a few months ago so I decided to try it. I had been using the liquid soap up until recently, and it is really good. It also has so many uses! Recently someone mentioned to me that the Dr. Bronner’s Bar Soap was a dupe for the Beauty Blender Solid Cleanser – which is super pricey! I just picked this up at Target for $4 aaaaaand… IT’S A DUPE!
Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette
When I first bought this I assumed it would be kind of gimmicky. But I was way wrong! Not only does this help give your brushes a way deeper clean, it cuts down the cleaning time by more than half.
First I wet my brush and then swirl it around on the bar of soap.
I put in a little bit of water on the mat and swirl the brush around in the soapy water. The different size nodules are for the different sizes of the brushes.
As you can see, all of the makeup just comes right off! It’s always more than it looks too.
I rinse the brushes under water and dry them off with a towel to get off the access water. I then let them air dry over night. I don’t use the cleaning mat for my sponges, it will ruin them. TA DA! Clean brushes = Happy Face!