Here's a tip to clean your makeup brushes and keep them soft and supple. Washing your brushes is very important to keep your makeup pigments clean and true. Color builds up on the brushes over time, this means, as you use the brush you are getting a muddled pigment. Also bacteria and oils can spread from your brushes on to your face and cause acne. So, use baby shampoo! It is gentle and cleanses the brushes very well but still keeps the hair soft. When you wash them be sure not to get water or soap past the binding or the glue will start to deteriorate and your brushes will fall apart. Just buy the trial size at your local drugstore because you only need a pea sized amount for each brush!