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Once upon a time, I had about ten brushes that I used day after day without cleaning.
I haphazardly washed them every once in a while, and then I equally haphazardly tossed them back into the cup on my vanity. I have come a long way since then.
As my brush collection continued growing at an alarming rate, I started having, ahem, cleanliness issues. I made a habit of reusing brushes too many times between washings. Adding to that was the fact that I continuously stuck my used brushes back into the general stash, and so I would lose track of how many times over each brush was used or if a brush was used at all. It was just a big, confusing mess.
Then there was the issue of washing itself. With so many brushes, it felt like an all-day commitment (okay, not really.) It just took a long time, okay?
Not to mention, as the volume of brushes increased, the amount of soap and water also increased exponentially, and being the environmentally-conscious person that I am, I knew that I had to find a better way.
This is what I came up with to wash a bucketload of dirty brushes efficiently and (relatively) quickly.
This brush cleaning method is perfect for lazy (and busy) makeup loves who desperately need a system for keeping clean makeup brushes available at all times, without spending the entire weekend doing it.
Read on, filthy makeup brush haters!