DID YOU KNOW: You can use that old hair doughnut to clean your makeup brushes? Srsly.

Chances are, you’ve got an old hair doughnut lying around somewhere from a few years ago when the topknot was all the rage. Really, chances are you’ve got more than one in multiple sizes. And if you’re willing to commit a doughnut sacrifice, you’ve got yourself an awesome new makeup brush cleaner.

The industrious folks over at Bustle realized that the good old hair doughnut has the perfect texture for quickly cleaning makeup brushes. “Now of course hair donuts won’t clean clean your brushes like good ol’ soap and water will,” they specified, “But if you just need to, say, switch colors while applying eyeshadow and want to use the same brush, a hair donut will help you do it.”

Simply swirl your dirty brush around the doughnut, and the weird fibrous mesh will pick up a lot of the extra pigment so you can safely move from one color to the next. Pretty amazing, right? And now you don’t have to feel guilty about letting that doughnut continue to take up space in your bathroom drawer.

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Written by Jackie Kolgraf

I'm the lead style/beauty writer & U.S. content coordinator here at Maximum Pop!, where I get to combine my love for Louis Tomlinson with his love for Adidas. I hail from Boston, and I'm obsessed with my wiener dog, nail art trends, One Direction, and perfume samples. I believe in daily pizza.

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