IT’S the job many of us are always putting off – if we ever get round to it at all.
But one woman has come up with a clever hack for cleaning make-up brushes that doesn’t involve hours of scrubbing and soaking.
Getty – Contributor If you’re not a fan of washing your make-up brushes, you’ll enjoy this clever tip
Reddit user SuperiorPeach revealed her controversial cleaning technique on a thread in response to a post entitled: “Does anyone hate doing this chore as much as I do??”
She wrote: “People are going to be horrified by this, but I put my brushes in the washing machine.”
The Redditor went on to explain how she pre-soaks them in a soapy solution first, which helps to break the product ingrained in the bristles down.
Next, she pops them in a pillowcase, ties it shut and washes them all together on a warm, delicate cycle without a spin dry.
Getty – Contributor Bravely, one Reddit user pops all her make-up brushes in the washing machine
REDDIT The woman responded to a groan from another Reddit user about the chore of having to wash make-up brushes
“They come out spotless and I haven’t had one fall apart yet,” she said.
She went on to explain that she usually chucks in a couple of towels so that they have “something to rub against” that’s softer than the steel drum of the machine.
“I do this method because I prioritise my time and if a brush falls apart it’s okay with me – natural selection,” she added.
Many were surprised by her unusual (and seemingly risky) technique, with one commenting: “I don’t know whether or not to be horrified or impressed with you though.”
REDDIT Her tip received mixed reviews – though we’re quite intrigued to try it