If you use make-up brushes instead of the tiny size that comes with most over the counter make-up then you know how pricey they can be. The advantage is that if you take care of them they last a long time. But if you've kept them longer than you can remember and they are so coated in colors that you've thought of tossing them out and buying new, think again. Try washing them yourself! Just take a small amount of your facial cleaner in the palm of your hand and rub each brush around in the soap. Rinse gently in water till you get all the soap out and there you have it - a good as new make-up brush.