Cleaning makeup brushes is a chore which is not very exciting job to do. However, no one can deny the fact that how lush, clean and fluffy brushes feel on skin. I am not very lazy about washing and cleaning my brushes. I do that once a week but to remove all the makeup from dense brushes is also very not interesting thing to do on weekend and it is time consuming too.
I have a very easy tip for you to save some time. I am pretty sure that you must have heard about it before but I will tell you anyway J
Today’s tip is to use olive oil for deep cleaning your makeup brushes. Dip the brush tip in olive oil and massage the bristles well to spread the oil evenly. Leave it for five minutes and let the oil do its job. After five minutes, wash brushes with any shampoo or soap. I dip the brush in warm soapy water and then swirl it around in palm to get rid of all the makeup. Repeat it for a couple of times and then rinse until water runs clear.
You can also leave your brushes in warm soapy water for another five minutes to remove oil and then rinse.
Olive oil breaks down all the makeup and protect the bristles at the same time. It works best for dense brushes; it removes all makeup residue from the centre which is a hard to reach area and is a safe haven for bacteria to grow. Using olive oil also cut down the time. Because it does all the hard work for you.
Here you go then. Say hello to clean and fresh brushes just like new from the shop.
Caution: Don’t submerge brush into olive oil. It will be quiet difficult to wash oil out of brushes. Don’t leave brushes with oil or in water for too long. It can damage brushes.