These zoomed-in dirty make up brush photos will make your skin crawl

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  • Excuse us while we reach for the make-up cleaner...

    Words by Chloe Burcham

    We all know that we should be cleaning our make-up brushes on-the-reg. But seriously, when was the last time you washed yours?!

    Well, these new zoomed-in pictures of dirty make-up brushes will make you feel so damn gross, you’ll immediately want to replace every single brush you own.

    The pictures in question, were taken by a Reddit user, GarlicPopTart, who uploaded the macro images as a ‘friendly reminder for us to clean our dirty make-up brushes’.

    Yeah, thanks for that one babe.

    Courtesy of Reddit/ GarlicPopTart

    There’s foundation brushes clogged with months worth of skin cells and greasy, grimey make-up to eyeshadow brushes that have definitely seen better days. And to be honest, they’re all making our skin crawl.

    Courtesy of Reddit/ GarlicPopTart

    GarlicPopTart wrote: ‘Here’s some pictures I took of my brushes using my Mpow Macrow Lens and iPhone 6.’ After ONLY 1-3 weeks of use, the resulting images show dirty make-up brushes completely covered in dust, product, and grime.

    Courtesy of Reddit/ GarlicPopTart

    Grim, grim, grim, grim.

    So yeah, if you’ve ever needed motivation to use your evening to clean your dirty make-up brushes, here it is.

    Be right back – we’re off to disinfect our lives.

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