BEAUTY HACK: DIY Makeup Brush & Clarisonic Cleaning

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This week I am going to bring to you some of my best beauty hacks! First up is cleaning those makeup brushes-- do it yourself style!
You know what the worst part about makeup is? The fact that you are trying to cover up un-perfect skin, which can in return create worse skin, thus leading to an endless cycle. The best thing you can do for your make-up routine is to wash your brushes once a week, or at least every 2, if you are lazy like I can be. Brushes are used daily, put into makeup and swirled around your face, then put back into a bag-- a bacteria breeding ground! In order to keep fresh faced and prevent from having to cake that makeup on, follow this simple tutorial. Best part? This stuff should be easy to round up from around your home!
- Grab your used makeup brushes
- A plate or a bowl
- Virgin olive oil
- Dish soap
(below two are optional) 
- Baking soda
- Lemon Juice

1. mix equal parts olive oil, dish soap, baking soda, and lemon juice (I usually do about a teaspoon each)
2. Take ONE brush, swirl around in the mixture until you see a generous amount of color coming out of the brush
3. Wash brush and bowl off in sink
4. Repeat as many times as necessary on the same brush
5. Repeat on all brushes
6. After running all brushes under water and squeezing out excess water several times, create one more bowl of the mixture, add some water, and let all your brushes soak for 5-10 minutes
7. MAKE SURE to rinse brushes again
8. Pat dry on a paper towel and let air dry the rest of the way (usually is dries overnight)
Olive Oil: Antibacterial. Oil grabs onto oil (like attracts like) so this takes care of the oil buildup on brushes. Also conditions the brushes so they feel soft
Dish soap: Known for its cleansing and antibacterial properties, this will eat right through that nasty caked on makeup
Lemon Juice: Low in pH and high in antibacterial properties, doesn't cause damage, and smells great!
- Baking soda:  Kills bacteria and removes excess dirt cleansing the brushes!

Easy peasy, right? Now enjoy your soft brushes and clean face. xoxo




  1. never thought of oil cleaning! excellent!
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

    1. It works so well, it sounds counterintuitive because it is OIL, but it actually gets rid of residue!

  2. oh cool! love this! :) thanks chicacakes!

  3. I am definitely one of those people who don't wash their brushes as often as they should... but I've been wanting to change that! I have been wondering what to clean my brushes with, so I really enjoyed this post where you show it is so easy to do. Thank you so much, I will definitely be trying this out myself tonight ;)

    1. You and I both, sistah! I need to give mine the cleaning way more often. Sometimes i get lazy about it. Try this out, it seems to work for me!

  4. Rinse with lukewarm water and wipe your brush against a paper towel. Tip: Be careful not to get the brush barrel wet, as it will loosen the bristles and cause them to fall out. Another way to scrub makeup brushes clean is to use liquid dish soap and a clean sponge.
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  5. I have never cleaned my brushes .... yes I know... it is gross. I am going to clean them now. Your post is the reason :) Thank you :) Greets!

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  7. Nice post! Every girl asks, how to clean makeup brushes in a proper way. Finally, your blog answered all our questions and we are thankful. Tomorrow, I will clean all my makeup brushes using the tips you shared here. Thanks!

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