The Dirt On Make Up Brushes

From foundation to eye shadow we use these little bristles to enhance our favorite features. I was looking at my brushes the other day and realized that they are well overdue for a clean up. How often do you clean your clean your make up brushes?

I don’t clean mine often enough (it is now on my To Do List)! And then it’s the trouble of figuring out how often to clean them. Sonia Kashuk, New York City based make up artist, says that you should clean them every 2 to 3 weeks. I try to think of this like washing your face. The oil and product build can cause break outs and clogged pores. The brushes–even if they aren’t super expensive–will also last longer if you take better care of them.

I definitely don’t follow Sonia’s rule, so to change my ways I researched some makeup brush cleansers that would simplify the process. Below are my top three favorites:

To buy: Estee Lauder Make Up Brush Cleanser, $15, esteelauder.com. Clinique Makeup Brush Cleanser, $13, clinique.com. Sephora Make Up Brush Cleansing Wipes, $9, sephora.com.

Plus check out our step-by-step video on how to clean make up brushes on RealSimple.com

How often do you clean your brushes? Do you think it’s important or just an extra step? Share your thoughts below!

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