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Product Feature – An Affordable Makeup Brush Cleaner

How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Probably not as often as you should, am I right? If I’m being honest, I forget to do it too! I don’t have much time to put make up, and I certainly don’t wear it every day. I don’t use the brushes that much, so I forget that they still need to be cleaned frequently! It’s usually when I get a stubborn pimple that won’t go away (even with my Pro Active!) that I think, oh yikes, those brushes I keep using to cake makeup on that zit are probably totally germy! I’ve got two stubborn friends on my chin right now, and it took me a good week of fighting them before I thought to clean my makeup brushes!

Cleaning the brushes isn’t even that difficult!

Here’s what you do:

Spray a little cleaner on the brush

Gently rub the bristles under warm running water

Do this and apply more cleaner as need until the water runs clear

Lay them flat to dry on a clean towel

Pro Tip: make sure you hold the brushes with the bristles pointed down so the water doesn’t flow into the handle. This will help lengthen the life of your brushes, and keep water from getting into the handles and getting moldy or germy.

Super simple process, but something that we still forget to do!


My fav cleaner is this Joe Fresh Style brush cleaner. You can find it at most Great Canadian Super Stores and Shoppers Drug Marts. At at only $6 a bottle, you can’t beat it. It has a nice misty spray (some I’ve used just have a hole and I tend to waste more trying to squirt the brushes), and it contains tea tree oil which helps kill germs and smells great!

Affordable Makeup Brush Cleaner


I’m a big fan of lots of the Joe Fresh Style makeup: their nail polishes are great, they have the best eye brow pencils (it’s impossible to find my colour taupe, they are always sold out!), and their makeup brushes are really nice. And the best part: everything is at such a great price point!

This is NOT a sponsored post! I bought this product with my own money. I’m sharing about it because I love it, and want to remind you to go and wash your brushes!


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