Basically Free Brush Cleaner

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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?

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CIMG2824Supplies 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.

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See the makeup all over my towel!?

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Yuck! This is hardly and improvement.

Happy Pinning,

Fourth of July picture credit.

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  1. Pingback: Cleaning your makeup brushes + Important Pinterest Warning! | Your Fairy Godmother

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