This Makeup Brush Reddit Hack Is Genius

Washing makeup brushes is the annoying task that's right up there with drying your hair. Thankfully, one Reddit user is making it a bit more bearable with this household hack. Reddit user happyidiot3791, aka Shelby Formentano, used a LEGO base place to clean her makeup brushes, and it's the most genius thing ever. Not only is it easy and affordable, but users are point out some other benefits as well. Prepare to change the way you clean your tools once and for all.

It's no secret that beauty items, tools, and cleaners can be expensive. Brush cleaning pads and other accessories are being sold for anywhere from $25 to $70. That's pretty pricey, my friends. Thankfully, Formentano came up with a hack that will cost you nothing. She posted a photo to Reddit of her washing her brushes with a LEGO base plate, and people were instantly thanking her for the tip.

All you have to do is spray your cleaner on brushes as normal. Then, instead of buying one of the expensive accessories to clean off the tool, rub it in circles on the base plate instead. The tip will save you some serious time and money. Who knew your LEGO nostalgia could come in handy in the makeup world?

It doesn't get much easier than that, my friends! Of course, it's worth noting that you should make sure that the base plate is completely clean before using it as a makeup tool. Other users have started pointing out perks to using this at-home brush cleaning tactic too.

Zero drying time, my friends.

No damage done!

Another genius at-home idea.

You can even create your own shape.

The comment says it all.

Formentano, you are a genius and the whole makeup world applauds you.