A few years ago I bought a bottle of brush cleaner from Ulta and it was over $20 (what was I thinking?), so I looked on their Web site and these days Ulta's brush cleaners range from $11 to $30. I’m pretty sure you know I’m not paying $30 when I have a DIY system that will cost you less than $4. My bargain solution? Baby shampoo.
It’s gentle and will keep your brushes lasting for years, which is a great investment if I do say so myself. Look, I’m as lazy as the next girl, but the thought of spreading bacteria all over my skin makes me shiver. Here is my easy step-by-step guide to keeping your brushes soft and squeaky clean:
1. Run your brush under warm water
2. Work a small amount of baby shampoo into a lather
3. Rinse thoroughly and repeat as needed until water runs clear from brush. Try to keep your brush pointed down during this process.
4. Reshape and allow to dry on a clean towel.
[Do this process a minimum of once a week to all your brushes. Technically any liquid make-up brushes should be cleaned every day (um, yah right) and powder brushes can go a little longer between cleaning.]
Hope this helps. If you have any questions or additional tips, I'd love to hear them in the comments!