Cleaning Make-Up Brushes

This morning I went to put some make-up on, you know, in one of those ‘just because’ moods. However, I was stopped cold in my tracks looking at the condition of my favourite foundation brush. It couldn’t ‘rerk’, so I abandoned ship and decided to clean them. Unfortunately, though, I was already halfway through the process before I decided it would make a nice little DIY beauty post, I don’t have before and after photos.

I don’t own a brush cleaner, so my cleaning tool is pretty much my fingers. My cleaning agents are dishwashing liquid  (yes, that’s exactly what I said) and apple cider vinegar. Together, by themselves (dry) or in a bit of water (lukewarm or room temperature, doesn’t matter) the make-up falls right off!

I really wish I had thought to take a picture and show you ladies the catastrophe my flat top brush was, but, oh well. Looks good as new! The brushes kept their shape and lost no fibres. None, zip, zilch, nada!


By the way, if you’re wondering, this set is one I bought on Amazon about 3 years ago, and giiiirlll was it worth the purchase! They should still sell it, but don’t quote me on that. It was around  $10 or $11 at the time. They are soft and great quality!

Xo, Shandean




  • spotthebeautyblog

    Those brushes are the best thing since slice bread, I bought a set a year ago, so they are still available at the same price point! Thanks for the reminder that I still need to clean mines.

  • emilyxonline

    I’ve never thought to use ACV! Definitely will try that! 🙂

  • My mom will love this. I won’t say when last her brushes were cleaned because that’ll be scandalous 😂 Certainly will bear the ACV in mind for when I invest in my own makeup. Thanks!

    • Shandean™

      😂 Girl when I really looked at that brush… 😓

      • I had that feeling a few weeks back with my hair brush. I never rly look at it when I rush in the morning then one day I did… cldnt believe I touched that thing every day

      • Shandean™

        Rough 😅

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