Death, taxes, and cleaning your makeup brushes. If you’re a makeup junkie, cleaning your brushes is not just inevitable — it’s mandatory. By cleaning your brushes weekly, you can improve your makeup application and, as we all know, keep your skin clear. (If you’re a makeup artist, cleaning your brushes after every use is an absolute necessity.) Thing is, many makeup brush cleaners can cost as much as a prestige makeup brush. There’s no need to dole out your hard-earned cash on a cleaner, though, unless you want to. There are so many gentle DIY options that are probably sitting in your bathroom or kitchen as we speak! Just remember to be super careful when cleaning your brushes. You don’t want to ruin the barrel or bristles. Always hang them upside down to dry so the water doesn’t erode the glue that keeps the brush together. Personally, we love this brush dryer from Sigma Beauty ($69).