This weekend was finally time for me to get to that chore we all put off for as long as we can – cleaning our makeup brushes.
There are tons of beauty products out there designed specifically for cleaning brushes, but let’s be real – some of them can be so pricey for such a small product size! I recently bought the BlenderCleanser solid soap bar for brushes and blenders ($16.00) and even though it worked great, it was fully used up after a few washes of my beauty blender.
Now, I found a super affordable alternative that will last SO much longer – Dove bar soap! For just $2.99 for a 2 pack, this large bar of soap will go a LONG way in cleaning my brushes over time. I kept one for my skin and one for my brushes!
Check out how I wash my brushes below!
Step 1: get all of your dirty brushes
Step 2: put your bar of Dove soap on a paper towel to soak up excess water, and on a plate for easy cleanup. I use the Dove sensitive skin bar – drugstore find!
Step 3: run water over your brushes
Step 4: in circular motions, swirl wet brush around your bar of soap to soak off makeup
Step 5: take a plastic cup and add some water, swirl brush in the cup – you can also do this on your hand to help scrub off the build up.
Step 6: rise again under the sink, squeeze excess water out, reshape and lay flat on a dry washcloth.
BEFORE: dirty and uneven shape
AFTER: SO CLEAN!
Nothing feels better than using a clean makeup brush on your face! What do you use to clean your brushes?