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The Hows and Whys of Cleaning Makeup Brushes

Written by emilyc

I don’t clean my makeup brushes, like, ever, and that is all about to change. Here’s why: there is old makeup, dirt, oil, dead skin, and bacteria just sitting there waiting to be washed away. Ew. I can’t even go there. Let me break down how exactly one rids their brushes of such horrific things.

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First, wet your brush under warm water with the bristles pointing down. Using a mild hand soap or shampoo, squeeze a teensy bit into your hand and lather the brush from the base of the bristles to the ends. At this point, the water in your sink will probably resemble Snooki’s skin tone. Keep washing until the water looks like water again, and be sure the bristles are pointing down the whole time.

Gently dry the brush with a paper towel (or regular towel) and lay it on its side. Make you your brushes are 100% dry before using them again, otherwise you’ll look like a hot streaky mess. Oh, and you should do this everyday for eyeliner brushes so that you don’t get eye infections! (Take it from an optometrist’s sister)

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About the author


Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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