Anyone who loves make-up, will most likely share the same feelings on cleaning make-up brushes when you see that dirty brush pile grow and grow and you finally realize that you're out of actual clean brushes to use. That used to be me, until I found a few key products to use that sped up the cleaning and drying process. Now, instead of cleaning my brushes once every 2-3 months (yes, gross I know) I now clean it every 1-2 weeks and I no longer loathe it. 

Products used to clean my brushes:
1. Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Eucalyptus Pure-Castille Soap
2. Avon Silicone Makeup Brush Cleansing Mat
3. Small Metal Bowl
4. Plate 

... and that's it! 4 simple products and you will no longer feel the dread to clean your brushes anymore. 

How I go about cleaning my brushes:
1. I fill my metal bowl with one squeeze of Castille Soap
2. I dilute the Castille Soap with about 6x the amount of water 
3. I dip the dirty brush in the soapy mixture and swish it around
4. Then I immediately swirl the brush onto the textured silicone mat until it foams and froths up and place that brush on the plate
5. After I have a few brushes on the plate (or all of it, depending on how many brushes I'm cleaning), I clean my metal bowl and mat and fill the bowl back up with clean water. 
6. I run the soapy brush under a stream of water and then finish by swirling the brush in the bowl of water to make sure all the soap is gone from the brush (especially inside the bristels where its hard to get to). 
7. Once thoroughly cleaned, squeeze the excess water out from the brush and lay to dry on a towel or paper towel. I personally like to angle my brushes down and have the handle be at a higher level than the brush bristels so that there is no water damage to the glue that holds the bristels and ferrule of the brush together. 

Until next time, XO - M.

*the mat was sent to me for review/consideration, all opinions are my own

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