Social media has made us all makeup experts! While we used to be content with 99 cent sponges from Rite Aid we now maneuver beauty blenders like a bunch of baby Pat McGraths’. While we’ve got our Fenty foundations and our Cover FX highlighters on deck one thing many of us don’t have down is how to clean our favorite tools! Not properly cleaning makeup brushes and sponges can not only result in breakout-causing bacteria but also hinder their effectiveness. After all what’s the point in investing in a mink brush set if you’re going to leave it covered in caked up concealer? Luckily there’s an easy and affordable DIY solution for cleaning your brushes. Here’s how you can make your own makeup brush cleaner in 7 easy steps.