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How to Clean Makeup Brushes with Vinegar

It’s important to clean your makeup brushes on a regular basis. Here is an easy tutorial on how to clean makeup brushes with vinegar!!

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Here is an easy way to clean makeup brushes with vinegar!! It is important that you clean your brushes on a regular basis, because they capture germs and tons of product that begins to build up. I need to set a schedule on when I clean mine, because I forget to do it at least once per month. My foundation brush needs it like 1 time a week!

How to clean makeup brushes with vinegar

How to Use Vinegar to Clean Makeup Brushes: 

In a cup, add 2 parts warm water to 1 part vinegar.  Then add a couple drops of dish soap (I use Dawn) and then swish around and then put brushes in to soak.

Then once they have sat for about 5 minutes, go and swish them around, and rub softly on the bristles. I do one brush at a time, and you will be amazed at how much makeup will come out.

Then I run warm water and finish cleaning each brush one by one. If it still looks to have more makeup stuck on it, I will add a drop of soap and wash it under the warm water until it looks clean and runs clear water when ran through.

How to clean makeup brushes with vinegar

Lastly, I set my brushes out on a rag and allow them to air dry. Then once dry just fluff the bristles and you are good to go, and your brushes will be like new!! How to Clean Makeup Brushes with Vinegar

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  1. Mariah says

    Vinegar and baking soda seem to be the magic tools when it comes to cleaning things! I never thought to use vinegar to clean my brushes!

  2. Amiyrah says

    Love cleaning my brushes with vinegar! I am a vinegar junkie (I write about it at least once a week on the blog) so we use it for cleaning quite a bit.

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