Despite our endless love of makeup brushes, it seems that many women really hate cleaning their brushes.
In fact, our research shows that 75% of women clean their brushes only a few times a year – if at all!
So, we’re asking women on Twitter why they hate it so much?
Is it the number of brushes you have, the process of cleaning them one by one, the soap, the fact that products don’t come off easily? What gives?
Don’t you love applying makeup with a clean, fresh-smelling brush?
Here’s what women in the Twitter-sphere have to say about brush cleaning:
There are few things I hate more than makeup brush cleaning day http://t.co/0oEMxweKSA
— Chelsea Williams (@SigSweetieChels) June 20, 2014
— Ally Valentine (@MissAllyV) January 23, 2014
— Cherie (@makeupcs) April 18, 2014
Makeup brush cleaning day aka worst day of the week
— Marilynnn (@iammarilyncoles) June 16, 2014
hate cleaning makeup brushes! Takes so much time pic.twitter.com/2JFWS9O5A0
— katherine west (@katherine04x) November 15, 2013
I hate cleaning my makeup brushes… There’s too many dammit! :/ http://lockerz.com/s/118421171
— Rach Domingo (@RachDMorales) July 9, 2011
It’s Brush Cleaning Day! ???? I always hate cleaning my makeup tools – both sponge and brushes because it always… http://t.co/rAIn9b1KSW
— Cynthia Loh (@slowbrogal) June 16, 2014
Just SOME of my brushes . I hate cleaning them . Makeup and hair appt tomorrow pic.twitter.com/sjXDepwRDE
— Sabrina Oran (@Sabrina_EDM) August 17, 2013
I do not like makeup brush cleaning day ??
— shelbyy (@shelbyymies) June 15, 2014
Need more sink space to dry all the brushes I used this week ?? I hate brush cleaning ?? pic.twitter.com/vYYZXWZHbz
— Dana Packett (@danepack) March 22, 2014
I have LESS than 15 makeup brushes that I HATE cleaning. I don’t see how you professional artists do… http://t.co/7waW8F4A01
— Natruly Stylish (@NatrulyStylish) September 26, 2013
I love being a MUA and doing makeup but I hate cleaning 500(really 100) brushes ??
— Chaé (@mschae_) June 11, 2014
Hate cleaning my makeup brushes, love when they’re clean though, the struggle
— Myra (@xomyra_) June 11, 2014
— masonmakeup (@masonmakeup) March 25, 2013
I hate cleaning my makeup brushes because wow do I really put that on my face?
— Susan Maxcine King (@itsmaxking) June 10, 2014
it’s that dreaded time for us who wear makeup. brush cleaning day??
— hi, i’m jessie. (@jessiebowe_) June 9, 2014
I hate cleaning my #makeup brushes
— Jessica (@JessHABS27tw) June 8, 2014
Hate cleaning makeup brushes, takes me forever ??
— raveena (@raveena31) June 6, 2014
Geeeez I hate cleaning makeup brushes http://t.co/JYfFl8z
— Monique Garcia (@MoniqueGisselle) April 23, 2011
Love having so many makeup brushes, just hate the cleaning process lol
— Nessa ? (@ohthef_ckery) June 5, 2014
I wanna be a makeup artist, but I hate cleaning my makeup brushes…. Do you see my problem?
— i r w i n (@beckystedmanxox) June 4, 2014
— Pemberley Jones (@pemberleyjones) September 11, 2012
I hate cleaning my makeup brushes. But I love it when they’re freshly cleaned.
— hella sassy princess (@aprincesssthing) June 3, 2014
The only thing I hate about makeup brushes is cleaning them
— Breneé Cox (@BreneeCox) April 29, 2014
The worst part of being makeup artist is cleaning the brushes… Hate doing this put love it when… http://t.co/MvugaLn4us
— Silva Y (@HairNmakeupbyS) April 25, 2014
— #TAMEKAHARRISLIVE (@THARRISLIVE) April 23, 2014
i hate hate cleaning my makeup brushes its so annoying and im always so lazy too, that i use dirty brushes until they’re completely filthy
— august 1st bby (@ridemezarryy) April 23, 2014
Took me an hour to wash my makeup brushes
— Evian❤️ (@evianxoxo) April 5, 2014
Need to wash my makeup brushes but it’s such a chore
— ams (@amaranbains) April 1, 2014
— Williamspro Makeup (@promakeuptweet) March 28, 2014
Not a big fan of makeup brush cleaning day! pic.twitter.com/LvtpkXnfme
— Lynn Marie Parker (@lynnmarieparker) February 23, 2014
— susie faria (@susieqf94) September 17, 2013
I hate cleaning my makeup brushes I’m only half way done pic.twitter.com/ypcEB2VV7g
— Jade ☂ (@JadeADukeminier) February 4, 2014
Makeup brush cleaning day! I dread just looking at the massive pile at has accumulated over the past 3 months lol #beautybloggerproblems
— Rae (@RAEview) January 2, 2014
hate cleaning makeup brushes but it must b done pic.twitter.com/JpSZARG0Sj
— hʌni (@bbbthy) December 16, 2013
— kimmie marie (@kimberco88) November 5, 2013
Cleaning time!!! The one thing I HATE bout makeup is cleaning my brushes. http://t.co/SdTMRQSSwc
— Val Rubalcava (@ValRubalcava) October 31, 2013
The only thing i hate about being a makeup artist. CLEANING BRUSHES http://t.co/lBJPwbD4si
— Rosalyn LaFone (@TouchedByLaFone) October 28, 2013
I wished I owned a makeup brush set for every day of the year. Brush cleaning is such a boring chore
— Thuy Pham (@thuymahp) October 10, 2013
I hate cleaning makeup brushes https://t.co/lbkBS9KlVM
— Tiffany lynn (@Tiffanylynnzz) June 9, 2013
Where’s my makeup brush washer? Cause Lord knows I don’t wanna do this. @jacobhavlikk
— Carrie Stamsta (@cstams) May 15, 2013
— Courtney Montgomery (@courtneym92) March 13, 2013
— Wendy Priest (@WendyPriest) January 28, 2013
Just finished the one thing I hate about wearing/doing makeup…brush cleaning!!! http://t.co/xi49jR3U
— aisforalexis (@m0rgenst3rn) June 10, 2012
Deep cleaning day for a small part of my comically large makeup brush collection. http://t.co/dDdXxMmy
— Meri (@lemerne) April 9, 2012
I hate Cleaning makeup BRUSHES! – So i decided that i would come on here and rant about how much i hate… http://tumblr.com/xgi2jqdytf
— Jazmine (@chocolatelocs86) May 16, 2011
gotta say, I love makeup….. BUT I hate cleaning my brushes!!! >_< lol
— Carah Amelie (@CarahAmelie) April 11, 2011
This is something that I personally hate doing. 😐 Gah. Cleaning makeup brushes is just so tiring at times.. 😐 http://twitpic.com/3rxfhr
— Claire Lingan (@bunny1622) January 21, 2011
I just LOVE makeup brush cleaning day -said no girl ever!!
— kelsey lapointe (@kelseylapointe) July 7, 2014
Brush cleaning is the most annoying and tedious part of makeup
— sass queen (@ahoyitsyammy) July 7, 2014