How to clean your makeup brushes with coconut oil

Do you break out after you where your makeup or have you noticed that you are breaking out recently when you didn’t use to before?

***Beauty Hack!!***

Make sure your makeup brushes are clean.  When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes?  Have they been sitting in your purse or makeup brush for who knows how long?  I know I am guilty of this for sure.  But let share a super easy and quick way to clean your makeup brushes with coconut oil.

The cleanliness of your makeup brushes has a huge impact on how you put on and wear your makeup.  Clean brushes apply makeup easier and smoother than dirty brushes.  Think about it this way have you ever tried to paint with a dirty paint brush, I have and there is no way you can get nice even paint strokes with a dirty brush.  Now I understand this is a dramatic example and paint brushes and makeup brushes aren’t the same but you get my point.

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Cleaning your brushes also prevents bacteria building up in the brush itself and bacteria in your brushes can cause you to break out!!  Nobody wants to have to deal with breakouts trust me!  If you hate germs as much as I do you can also clean the brush handles with some Clorox disinfecting wipes, just be prepared for the grime that will come off of the handles.  Your hands are already dirty and when you throw in the makeup it just makes it worse.

The best part about cleaning your makeup brushes and beauty blenders with coconut oil is that it leaves your brushes feeling silky smooth, brand new, and they smell awesome.  Nothing feels quite like the softness of a new makeup brush and cleaning them with coconut oil makes then feel brand new.

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All you need are these 3 things :

  • Coconut oil
  • Dish washing liquid (Dawn works great)
  • Water

Just follow these simple steps and your makeup brushes will be looking like new in no time.

  • First put 3tsp of coconut oil and 250ml water in a bowl, with a large squeeze of soap
  • Place the bowl in a microwave for a minute to melt the coconut oil
  • Once you have a liquid substance, your ready to go!
  • Mix the brush in the mixture of oil, water, and soap until it starts to foam really good
  • Use your fingers to work the mixture into brush and continue to rub the brush together
  • Use your fingers to feel the brush and once you feel like you have removed all the oil and dirt from the bristles rinse the brush with warm water to remove the soapy mixture
  • Wring out all of the water
  • Use a paper-towel or cloth to dry the brush, make sure you take time to reshape the brush as you don’t want it to get all funky from cleaning it
  • It is important to keep your brushes lying flat to dry. I always leave mine dry overnight to ensure they are completely dry

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That’s it!  Now how easy was that?  Super Soft, Shiny, fresh smelling makeup brushes in no time at all.  Now next time you think you need to buy that expensive brush cleaner just remember to grab the soap and coconut oil.

If you are looking for some cheap makeup brushes make sure you head over to my post on the best makeup brushes to buy on amazon.  No reason to waste money on expensive big box store brushes when you can get them delivered straight to your door.

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About the Author Tricia

Hi I'm Tricia. Like many women I love to find and try new beauty products, trends, and tips. I work hard at being an Beautician and Cosmetologist to help bring you the latest makeup & hair advice from a PRO ;). The product reviews here will help you make a smarter and more informed decision about what you should and should not purchase. Thanks for stopping bye