I came across this recipe for homemade makeup brush cleaner a little while back and I’ve been meaning to try it out.
With a day off today and rainy weather which isn’t allowing any outside DIYing, I figured today was as good a day as any!
The ingredients list is simple (and inexpensive for anyone on a budget!):
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tbsp. white vinegar
- 1 tbsp. liquid dish detergent
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and start cleaning! Swish your brushes around and watch the water turn a disgusting shade of brown/grey/pink.
Give your brush a quick rinse under the faucet and lay it to dry.
My blush brush was pretty bad (I hate to admit it but the last time I cleaned it was probably a good 6 months ago) but after a few swishes around the bowl it was good as new!
Oh, and don’t worry about your brushes smelling like vinegar. The dish detergent counters the smell.
I love how well this recipe worked and I will definitely continue to use it in the future. Going forward, I’m going to try and clean my makeup brushes once a month. It was on my cleaning checklist after all!