Don’t remember the last time you cleaned your make up brushes?

We are all guilty of this make up crime. If you can’t remember the original colour of the make-up brush as they are coated in bronzer, eye shadow and foundation it’s time to get those bristles some much needed love and cleanliness.

Caroline Barnes who is the make-up artist for Pixie Lott reveals the truth of why our trusted make up tools need a good clean “Layers of oil from your skin, mixed with makeup pigments and dead skin cells, make brushes a breeding ground for bacteria,”. The good news is there is a simple and cheap way to make them squeaky clean.

What is this cheap way you ask?

Well the answer is Johnson’s Honey Baby Soap. At just £1 per bar it’s a must have product. Not only is this soap great for skin as soft as a baby it’s a gem of a cleaning product for those brushes. Just run the brush across the soap and then rinse the brush. Keep repeating the process until its visibly clean and the water runs clear.You can also use Johnson’s Baby wash as it’s the same formula but in a liquid.

Another great way to clean make up brushes is with washing up liquid and olive oil.

Do an equal measure of both and mix together. Swirl the brush round in the mixture. Then swirl the brush round the palm of your hand. Repeat the swirling process until you think it’s clean enough. Once you think they are clean enough rinse them with Luke warm water. For that extra clean a makeup cleansing glove is great to ensure all the makeup has gone.

 If you are wanting to buy a cleaning product that does it all for you we have listed below our top products to pick.

Morphe, Brush Cleansing Balm and Scrubber, £12

 

MAC, BRUSH CLEANSER, £12.50

STYLPRO MAKEUP BRUSH CLEANER AND DRIER, £35.49

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