HOW TO CLEAN MAKEUP BRUSHES

How to clean brushes

Woohoo! You finally took the plunge and bought yourself some gorgeous, quality makeup brushes; now what? You’ve been reading our Beauty Tips & Tricks, having a little fun but look at all of that built up dirt left behind in your makeup brushes. That can’t be healthy!

Well, look no further because we’re here to help and luckily, cleaning your makeup brushes is quick and easy. On a daily basis, I like to do a shallow quick cleanse of my brushes using Sephora’s Daily Brush Cleaner. Once is week is where it’s at. Set some time aside one day a week for that deep cleaning, disinfecting, conditioning your brushes are craving.

Step #1: Rinse off any makeup left on your brushes using lukewarm water.

PROTIP: MAKE SURE TO ALWAYS TIP THE BRUSHES FACING DOWN SO THE FERRULE (METAL AREA) DOESN’T GET WET AND LOOSEN THE GLUE.

Step #2: In the palm of your hand put a little dollop of either shampoo, soap or brush cleanser and swirl the brush around to work it into a nice lather.

Step #3: Cleanse the brush under the lukewarm water and keep rinsing until the brush is free from soap.

Step #4: Reshape the brush so it’s back to its original state. Either lay the brush flat on a towel to dry or hang it upside down.

PROTIP: DO NOT ALLOW THE BRUSH TO DRY STANDING UP AS THE WATER WILL DRIP INTO THE FERRULE (METAL AREA) AND LOOSEN THE GLUE.

You did it! Your brushes are as clean as a whistle and like new! As you know there are many cleansers out there specially designed for makeup brushes. A clean, clarifying soap or baby shampoo will also do the trick. My personal fav is the original Orange Dial Liquid Soap. For other recommendations, see below!

Best Makeup Brush Cleaner
For inexpensive brush cleaners:
Johnson's Baby Shampoo
Dial Liquid Soap
More professional brush cleaners:
Japonesque Makeup Brush Cleanser
Brush Cleaning Eggs


Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published