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a quick and easy makeup brush cleaner :D
a working brush cleaner to clean your makeup brushes so you dont have to buy expensive stuffs :D

Posted by Abby from Rapid City, South Dakota, United States • Published See Abby's 10 projects »

You Will Need

  • Step 1

    take your large bowl,gently pour in 1 cup of distiled, bottled, or clean water, 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol, 1/2 tbsp of dish soap and 1/2 tbsp of shampoo

  • Step 2

    mix everything with something( i used a wooden stick, you could use a pencil or whatever)stir gently so it doesnt bubble up to much

  • Step 3

    pour everything into a bottle, you may need to use a funnel

  • Step 4

    to use: squirt some cleaner into a small dish, place the brush in and let it soak a bit, then take it and brush it against a paper towel, repeat until it brushes clean and there ya go , a clean brush! :D

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Stargirlphotography · Blackpool, England, GB
eeps there's one thing that scares me about trying this - over time the alcohol would make the bristles of the brushes dry and brittle and likely to snap and shed - I buy good brushes.
The various makeup artists I've worked with (I'm a photographer) or spoken to, reccommend using washing up liquid or gentle shampoos (2in1 stuff is ever better cause it conditions the fibres if it's not synthetic) to clean your brushes just make sure you wash them out properly.

My usual cheat though is I use non-alcoholic based facial cleansing wipes by simple (no harsh chems and meant for sensitive skin) or simple baby-wipes which you can pick up a huge box of dirt cheap =)
brandYlee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 9 projects
I usually clean my brushees with just dish soap is that bad for my brushes? Also, can you not just rinse it? Do you necessarily have to keep wiping on a papertowel?
Veronies · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 32 projects
My mixture looks like some potion because I had green dish soap and my shampoo is pearly. It's neat though. I also have a question. Does this "go bad"? or can you keep it for a while?
Abby · Rapid City, South Dakota, US · 10 projects
your welcome Happy
Autonomous · Phoenix, Arizona, US · 22 projects
This is a lifesaver, i've been needing to clean my brushes for some time Happy thank you!

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