I swear I'm low-maintenance: cleaning makeup brushes

Today on the low-maintenance woman, we’re going to discuss the utterly obvious: Cleaning of makeup brushes.

They get dirty — not 2- year-old-with-spaghetti-o’s dirty, or dirt-bike-riding dirty, or even I-need-to-dust dirty. It’s a very delicate, invisible kind of lady-dirty (not dirty lady): of course the makeup itself, and then little bits of oils and moisturizers from your face. Possibly some dust, and maybe even tiny bits of spit if you are ever over-zealous with your translucent powder application and happen to sneeze in the middle of things. Also, plaster dust if you are caught by surprise while wiping down the tops of the medicine cabinets in your new apartment. (Believe me, when that happens you will be glad you have some brush cleaner at hand.) Continue reading