How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

No matter how large or small your makeup collection is, you need to take the time to take care of them, and that means washing them regularly. Bits of makeup, oil, and other residues get stuck in between the hair of the brushes, which only leads to breakouts and not so great application. Most makeup brushes run on the expensive side, so it’s essential to make sure that you’re taking proper care of them! Don’t worry cleaning them is far from a process, but it should become part of your beauty routine!

Things You Will Need:

  • Baby Body Wash or a Gentle Shampoo
  • Sink
  • Facecloth

I like to start by running my brushes under some warm water. This usually gets off the makeup that was left on the surface of the brush. One of the most important things is to try to only get the hair of the brushes wet, and avoid where the handle of the brush meets the head. This will loosen the glue and eventually destroy your brushes, and no one wants that!

Next, I take some baby body wash into the palm of my hand – just a little squirt, and begin to work up a nice lather. I then run the brush under the warm water again and repeat this process over and over again until the water runs clear. This usually takes two to three times. For items like a beauty blender, I prefer to put a squirt of soap directly onto the sponge. Here I work the soap into the sponge, creating a nice lather. I do this several times, while rinsing it with warm waters. Once again, continue this process until the water runs dry.

After, dry your brushes with a facecloth, reshaping it as you go. Lay them down on a flat surface on a towel to dry! Brushes usually take a few hours to completely dry, so make sure you clean your brushes after you applied your makeup for the day or on a no makeup day.  Cleaning your brushes is a simple and easy process – just remember to do it!


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