Image via Sephora.comWhat's REALLY living in your makeup brushes?" Bacteria, no doubt. And who knows what else. Here are a few products that will help you get rid of what you can't see.
M.A.C. Brush Cleanser. Pour a bit into a small dish, dip in your brush, and sweep the bristles over a paper towel. $11.
Sephora Makeup Brush Cleansing Wipes. Run your brushes back and forth across one of these towelettes to clean them in a pinch. After about three minutes, they're good to go again. $9. (Find high-quality makeup brushes that don't cost a fortune.)
Trish McEvoy Brush Cleaner. Mist this onto your brush--remember to rotate the brush so you coat the entire surface--and tissue off. $20.
Jane Iredale Botanical Brush Cleanser. Jane relies on grapefruit oil and grapefruit seed extract to squash bacteria. $15.
And of course?
Do this about once a month, and your brushes will work SO much better once they're clean.
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