Tip #1: Baby Shampoo
“I like to clean my gel eyeliner brush right away when the product is still soft. I use baby shampoo because it’s gentle and doesn’t leave any irritants behind. Just put a small amount of shampoo in your palm or on your fingers and work it into your brush until it lathers up and no gel residue is left behind. Then rinse clean and lay it flat on a towel until next time!” –Allison O’Connor
Tip #2: Dishwashing Soap
“I give my brush a wash (after every job) with liquid dishwashing soap. I put a little lukewarm water in my palm and wiggle the brush into the soap water. That does the job and removes germs without hurting the brush or bristles. There are also sprays that clean them, but I would say many makeup artists use dishwashing soap after work to leave their brushes clean.” –Jessy De Ortiz
Tip #3: Our Lazy Girl’s Trick
Another quick fix to brush stiffening is a simple swipe with a makeup removing towelette! Try Garnier Clean + The Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes or Maybelline Clean Express Facial Towelettes to leave your bristles feeling soft and new.
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How do you clean your gel eyeliner brush? Let us know in the comments below!