Monday, 11 June 2012

Cleaning make-up brushes

I have to confess cleaning my make-up brushes has never occurred to me.  Then a certain small child got hold of my make-up brushes and it became necessary clean them.  I discovered that make-up brushes need cleaning regularly because they harbour bacteria and and get clogged with make-up and oils.  Cleaning them can prolong their life so it makes sense to do it.  Of course there are products out there to do this but they are not necessary.

Add one tbsp of vinegar to a cup of hot water and soak your brushes for 20 minutes.  Rinse in hot and then cold water, pat dry and allow to air dry.  This will disinfect and dissolves grease/makeup.  Its also very thrifty.  You learn something new every day, hey!


  1. Thanks so much for this - I have never once disinfected my powder brush, and shudder to think what is lurking in there, especially since the children like to play with it on the floor. Will be doing this tomorrow! xxx

    1. Yes both my girls love to play with my powder brush - about the only brush I use regularly. I had no idea we were supposed to clean them - feel maybe my mother has let me down here ;) I guess it's obvious if you give it a little thought - ooops