6 Ways to Clean Your Makeup Brushes That Don't Involve a Sink
Washing our makeup brushes is like eating healthy and exercising. We know we're supposed to do it often, but sometimes, slacking off just sounds like a more alluring option. That's because cleaning our brushes is a TASK—we run them under the sink, massage in some soap, keep scrubbing until the water runs clear, then let them dry overnight. It's an occasion we practically need to set a calendar reminder for. But since makeup brushes need to be cleaned and sterilized frequently, why is it so daunting?
Good news—it doesn't have to be. With all of the different quick and effective cleansers available, cleaning your brushes is as easy as spritzing, wiping, or even placing in a miniature washing machine (more on that later). Keep scrolling to find out how to make your brush care routine a breeze!
Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner ($24)
Cinema Secrets is a cult-fave brand in the industry, and for good reason. Often used backstage, this brush cleaner can be poured into the accompanying tin, and afterward, you can swirl your brush around the liquid before dabbing off the excess product on a cloth. When you're done, reshape the brush and let it air dry.
Sephora Collection Color Switch By Vera Mona Brush Cleaner ($18)
Working with a couple of different eye or lip colors at once? Dip your brush into this dry sponge that removes color in a flash so you can continue using the same brush while you swap colors quickly. Just remember to clean out the sponge every so often to remove the excess pigment.
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