So you spent a small fortune on make up brushes. And that's good because your brushes can make or break your make up routine. But it's important to keep them clean. So here's what you should do. Wash them once a month, but it's important NOT to use hand soap. The detergents in hand soap are harsh and can strip the brushes. Instead, use a drop of baby shampoo to create a little lather, then rinse and air-dry. It’s a very simple way to make sure your brushes stand the test of time!