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How to clean your make-up brushes

I'm going to admit that I've used the same make-up application tools for years. Nice, professional slanted brushes from MAC for applying blush and eyebrow powder, a flat eyeshadow brush from Target that has held up quite well, and a nubby little powder puff that I once got with a container of Jane Iredale mineral powder.

I recommend washing your make-up brushes once a week. It's easy.

1. Wet the brushes with warm water.

2. Wet a bar of antibacterial soap. I use Dial antibacterial soap for this purpose. I know, I know the triclosan is controversial, but I only use a tiny bit so it's not much exposure, and it does clean the brushes really well.

3. Wiggle the bristles along the bar of soap, going in a downward direction. Don't ruffle up the fibers. Smooth them down.

4. Use your fingers to massage the soap through the bristles. Always work in a downward direction.

5. Rinse the tools in warm water, and lay them flat to dry.

There now. No more caked up product on your make-up application tools.

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