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The genius trick for cleaning your dirty makeup brushes

The genius trick for cleaning your dirty makeup brushes - and you won't believe how simple it is!

  • Washing your makeup brushes should be a regular part of your beauty routine 
  • But sometimes, it's a chore we often forget about - or avoid doing altogether 
  • For those struggling to find time, there's a clever way to properly clean the tools 

By Cindy Tran for Daily Mail Australia

Published: 03:11 EDT, 17 May 2018 | Updated: 18:39 EDT, 17 May 2018

Washing your makeup brushes should be a regular part of your beauty routine.

But sometimes, it's a tedious chore we often forget about - or avoid doing altogether.

For those struggling to find time, there's now an ingenious - yet simple trick to properly clean your dirty beauty tools.

Taking to Reddit, a young woman revealed her cleaning technique - and it's so obvious, you'll be frustrated you didn't think of it yourself.

Washing your makeup brushes should be a regular part of your beauty routine (stock image)
Washing your makeup brushes should be a regular part of your beauty routine (stock image)

Washing your makeup brushes should be a regular part of your beauty routine (stock image)

'People are going to be horrified by this, but I put my brushes in the washing machine,' SuperiorPeach said in a thread about cleaning makeup brushes. 

'I pre-soak them in a soapy solution to start the product breaking down, put them in a pillowcase, tie it shut and wash them all at once on a warm/delicate/no spin cycle.

'They come out spotless and I haven't had one fall apart yet.'

She revealed how she would usually wash her brushes along with a 'couple of towels' so 'they have something to rub against'.

For those struggling to find time, there's now an ingenious way to properly clean your tools
For those struggling to find time, there's now an ingenious way to properly clean your tools

For those struggling to find time, there's now an ingenious way to properly clean your tools

'I do this method because I prioritise my time and if a brush falls apart it's okay with me - natural selection,' she added.

The revolutionary hack quickly became welcome news to beauty fans around the world.

'I don't know whether or not to be horrified or impressed with you though,' EmbarrassedReference said.

'Very innovative!' LarryThePolarBear wrote.

grewish89 posted: That is so crazy it just might work.'

Taking to Reddit, a young woman revealed her cleaning technique - and it's so obvious, you'll be frustrated you didn't think of it yourself
Taking to Reddit, a young woman revealed her cleaning technique - and it's so obvious, you'll be frustrated you didn't think of it yourself

Taking to Reddit, a young woman revealed her cleaning technique - and it's so obvious, you'll be frustrated you didn't think of it yourself

Last month, FEMAIL shared the products you can find in your kitchen pantry that would work perfectly with cleaning your brushes.

All you need is five to six drops of tea tree essential oil, a spray bottle, water - shake well and it's great to spray on your brushes everyday to keep them clean.

For a natural wash, pour a tiny bit of olive oil into a cloth. Next, dab the bristles into the olive oil and then swipe the brush (pressing gently) on your towel several times until you feel like it's mostly clean.

Then pour some gentle shampoo and a bit of warm water into a bowl and clean the bristles in the mixture.

Once done with this step dip the brushes into vinegar as it makes sure all of the oil is out of the brush while cleaning them some more and then run them under water.

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