We Tried It: DIY Make Up Brush Cleaners

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Don't waste your money on make up brush cleaners-make your own now!

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We're supposed to wash our make up brushes at least once a month, but let's face it-they're often neglected for months on end, which makes them a breeding ground for bacteria.

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Remove old makeup, dirt and oils in one simple step without spending a cent. Swirl your brushes in warm, soapy water (use gentle shampoo-detergents in hand wash or dish soap are too harsh) for about a minute, rinse and let air dry. Never leave the brushes to soak to avoid damaging the cushion.

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Bonus tip: If you frequently switch eye shadow colors, wipe down the bristles with antibacterial towelettes.

-Nora Nalle