I am most definitely a clean freak. I love cleaning and organizing things. But there are a few things that I just kind of skip over and choose not to acknowledge as something that needs cleaning. I had read a while ago that you need to clean your makeup brushes. But I mean, let’s get real, who has time to get their makeup brushes all wet and out of commission for a few hours while they dry?
Another thing about this story is that I don’t know a whole lot about makeup. I mean I get it, and I can put makeup on my face to the extent that people don’t give me weird looks when I go out in public, so I think I’m winning. But anything above and beyond confuses me and intimidates me and I just need to learn more about it! Don’t worry, that’s my next project.
Anyway, back to the story: I told Kaitlyn, at Me, Myself, and Everything Else, that I needed new makeup brushes and she asked why. “Well, I don’t know, I’ve had them for a couple of years and I just think it’s time. Plus the bristles are starting to stick together with makeup.”
Oops. She looked at me terrified and said, “When was the last time you washed them!?” Well, if I’m perfectly honest…never. In the 2 years I’ve had them I had never washed them. I liked it too because I could practically do a whole basic face of makeup without having to use any extra product. By just using my brushes!! I have now learned that this is not a trick to be proud of.
So we spent a good amount of time washing my poor brushes! And it was INSANE the amount of makeup that was still in them! Each brush took about 3 rounds of soaping and rinsing!