Beauty, Tips

Clean makeup brushes.

Clean those make-up brushes!

Bienvenido 2015!

And hello to clean makeup brushes!

The first day of the new year (and a fresh month) seemed a sensical day to give my makeup brushes a little scrub scrub. With the holidays, our move and serious prep for our remodel, their neglect was easy.

I sourced this tip from Pinterest a few years ago but the original post where I got the tip is no longer. It’s simple enough to recap:

Grab a widemouth glass jar and fill it with a tablespoon or two of white vinegar and a cup of hot water. If you don’t have white vinegar, you can use a gentle cleanser and jet make is sudsy. Place the brushes into the solution and let them sit for a good hour. Take the brushes out, rough up the bristles to get the gunky makeup out while rinsing them under hot water. Then rinse the brushes under cold water. Blot the brushes on paper towels to remove the excess water and then leave them out to dry.

Wash the brushes in the early evening and they’ll be ready for you the next morning.

Go on now.