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How-To: Dry-Clean Your Makeup Brushes

I've taught you how to create your own makeup brush cleaning solvent in the past and I've even suggested a few of my favorite gentle professional brush cleansers. But after speaking with someone from pro brush-making company Hakuhodo, I learned a little something I'd like to share with you. Did you know that the best way to remove oily liquid foundation or waxy lipstick from your makeup brushes is by using dry corn starch? Here's what you'll need and what to do:


  • Fill a plastic bag with corn starch (make sure it's the sugar and preservative-free kind).
  • Drop the brush inside (hair down) and hold the mouth of the bag closed.
  • Shake for one minute and then remove the brush. Dust off the corn starch and repeat two more times until all of the greasy residue is gone.

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