Makeup Brush Cleaner

Sorry for the delay in posting.  It’s been a busy few weeks around my house a.k.a my daughter is now down to two naps a day, and since I usually blogged during the late afternoon nap, I’m a little behind the times.

Anyhoo, one thing I love about Pinterest is how it reminds me to do things.  I have my usual cleaning routine, but I usually find some post about cleaning your base boards (yeah, I should probably get to those) or this pin about cleaning your makeup brushes.

I saw this pin and figured it was high time to clean my makeup brushes because honestly, I have never cleaned them.  Ever.  There isn’t a website linked to the pin, so here are the directions in the description:

You will be surprised to see all the makeup that is left in the water. How to properly clean your makeup brushes. (a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it. Disinfects, dissolves grease/makeup, leaves no film, and inexpensive.)

Here is my before:

And, here’s the after.

I will tell you: the water was perfectly clear after 20 minutes.  It wasn’t until I vigorously shook the brushes that the water got dirty.  I rinsed the brushes as instructed.  And they stunk like vinegar.  Gross.  I finally washed them with some baby shampoo to make them smell nice and that’s when the dirt really came off the brushes.

So, in short, I would skip the vinegar soak and just wash the brushes in baby shampoo.  It got the dirt out and it made them smell nice.  Sorry Pinterest, I think you failed me this time.  😦