As I explained in my Magnetic Makeup Board blog post, I am a makeup hoarder. My hoarding is not limited to just makeup products, but also makeup brushes. I have about 3 complete sets each containing 20 brushes. With all these brushes I find myself cleaning them often. I’ve tried many alternatives including shampoo and conditioner as cleaning methods, but my brush cleaner of choice is MAC’s Brush Cleaner that runs about $15 for 235mL and lasts me about 2 months. Looking around Pinterest I found a pin for homemade brush cleaner that was almost free. So why not try it?
Supplies include hot water, a container, 1 tablespoon white vinegar and dirty makeup brushes. The recipe is ridiculously simple. Combine hot water and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in a container. Soak the brushes for 20 minutes then rinse with hot water and finally with some cold water. Dry the brushes with a towel and let them air dry.
Unfortunately I have to call this pin a Pintrocity. I could still see the makeup on the brushes when I pulled them out of water. And when I dried them with the towel makeup residue was left all over my towel. I guess I’ll have to stick with paying $15 every two months to get my brushes clean. If any of my readers have suggestions for at home brush cleaner recipes please comment and link them below.