Make-up brush cleaner
It’s a must-have.
Either if you’re a big make-up fan or an artist doing your own stage make-up, you’ll need some good quality make-up brushes. But once you’ve spent (sometimes a lot) of money on your tools, you want them to do their job for a long time – which means you have to take care of them well, too. And after some long googling hours I found this recipe and it works really well!
You’ll need conventional dish soap and extra virgin olive oil – the soap will clean and kill bacteria and the oil will keep those bristles and hairs from drying. Mix two parts of dish soap with one and a half parts of olive oil. You can add so me water and put the mixture in a spray bottle as I did, that makes it ready and easy to use as often as you need (you should wash your brushes at least once a week if you use them daily to prevent bacteria from settling in the bristles). Wash as follows:
How to use it.
Rinse with warm (not hot!) water and make the paper towel test, if some color still comes out on the paper towel repeat the washing.
Otherwise blot excess water with paper towel and hang your brush to dry with the bristles facing down.
I found clothespins to fit most of my brushes perfectly and with a bit of juggling, my brushes will hang on the edge of a shelf in the bathroom, waiting to dry and be ready to go again.