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Everyone knows how important it is to regularly clean make-up brushes and that amazing feeling you get after they have been freshly wash...



Everyone knows how important it is to regularly clean make-up brushes and that amazing feeling you get after they have been freshly washed but how frequently do you clean your make-up products and the storage you keep them in?

Nothing makes my skin crawl more than seeing dirty make-up products so I regularly clean down surfaces, drawers, and the products themselves to make sure everything looks brand new and germ free for as long as possible. I store the bulk of my products in a small filing cabinet, with each drawer dedicated to different products: make-up, skin-, hair-, and nail-care along with storage for wash cloths and a miniature first aid kit. Every month this storage gets completely emptied, disinfected, and washed down, with each individual product getting wiped over using q-tips, baby wipes, and mild soap. Products that don't keep well and can't be cleaned (mascara and doe-foot applicators) get thrown away.

A little bit of upkeep goes a long way; regularly cleaning your products and storage means things tend to last longer, look nicer, and stay organised. It also means you keep on top of those nasty out of date products and nothing ends up festering (long lost and forgotten) in among your storage.


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  1. I clean my brushes every third day or something but I spritz them with a cleanser from & Other Stories before every use, which I try off with paper to get most of it off. I feel that washing them every time dries them out a bit...

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  2. Ago Prime7/28/2014

    cute post!!
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  3. Hey Sophie! This sounds like a lot of work for each month but I cannot agree more on its benefits. I am quite lazy but definitely a germaphobe so I keep my organizer inside a cupboard to keep it from getting exposed to dust etc. Also the rest of the makeup which is not in use at that time goes in drawers and thats protected too! I use only a couple of brushes at a time so keep clean ones in reserve, that ways I can wash all of them finally may be in ten days and then re use! :-)











    TheConscienceFund

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  4. Ive never heard of cleaning my makeup storage! Need to do that xx

    BerrieBlogs {beauty blog}

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  5. I know everybody should do this but who has enough time to empty all the drawers and wash them and clean all the products? I think I'll do this, but like every two months :')


    By the way, I agree with the out of date products: putting on your face products that are out of date is a good way to get pimples and blemishes!


    agnesescoiffeuse.blogspot.com

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  6. I typically clean my brushes once or twice a week. My makeup stash gets cleaned once every month. I can't stand seeing dirty makeup packaging in people's drawers - ICK!

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  7. Lorena7/29/2014

    Do you disinfect the product itself?

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  8. This just gave me a little kick in the ass and reminded me how long it's been since I cleaned my brushes... Honestly it's kind of gross, I think it's been like a month. Ew. Thanks <3
    emiliashea.blogspot,com

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  9. I try to spot clean my brushes.. but I am terrible at it, so I make sure I wash them every few days. It's more hassle that way but I love that feeling of freshly cleaned brushes!

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  10. Ahh, c'mon, it takes 15-30 mins to do and you only have to do it once a month! ;)) All my items are in drawers too but they can get pretty messy when you're rifling through them halfway through applying make-up. I'm a pretty busy person and I manage to find a bit of time each month to sit down and clean it all out, plus it's REALLY therapeutic!

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  11. I think it's something that is easily overlooked.. but if you think about it, it's a sensible thing to do. We touch our faces and then a ton of make-up products; product seeps out of packaging or powder gets all around the edges of packaging, etc. it's worthwhile taking a few minutes to wipe things over.

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  12. It takes 15-30 minutes to do and you only have to do it once a month - that's hardly any time at all! I think we all get in the habit sometimes of thinking we don't have time.. when really we could spend a few minutes less on our phones/watching tv/doing something pointless and use that time to do something useful. Keeping make-up and storage clean makes things last longer and is totally worth finding the time to do! :))

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  13. Same here, once or twice a week for brushes and once a month for the storage. Everything stays much lovelier looking :))

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  14. If it's really grubby I will disinfect the product otherwise I wipe over with a cloth soaked in mild soap or use baby wipes for powder or little marks, etc.

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  15. Eww.. I'm sure we have all left our brushes that long once in a while! :))

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  16. I thought it'd take SUCH A LONG TIME! Maybe it's because I can't really do anything without distracting...it's my fault!
    Thanks for the advice :)

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  17. Well written, straight to the point and well put!


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  18. Haha, to be fair, sometimes I really cannot be bothered.. even if it does only take 15 minutes! But I really like things to stay clean..!

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