How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

How to Clean your Makeup Brushes

As women I think we all forget to wash our makeup brushes from time to time. It’s an easy thing to bypass but it could actually cause us to break out in spots if we don’t do it regularly. Now, I’m not saying you have to clean your brushes every single week, but every month at least should be sufficient for this.

I am also going to show you how I clean my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge too.

Here’s the great news, you don’t need an expensive makeup brush cleaner to look after your brushes! The solution is much more simple, and cheaper, than that.

Baby Shampoo. Yes, that’s right. Baby Shampoo is an underrated product in my opinion, because you can use it for so many things- as it offers gentle cleaning which is perfect for sensitive skin and hair and doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients such as alcohols which will start to damage your makeup brushes.



What you’ll need:

  • Baby Shampoo
  • Warm Water
  • A Plastic Tub
  • A small towel or cloth

1.Lay out your towel onto a surface, this will be wear you place your brushes to dry once they’ve been washed.

2. Fill up a plastic tub or a cup approximately two thirds with warm water. Squirt in a small amount of Baby Shampoo and mix.

3. Taking your brush, gently push it into the tub until the bristles are opened up. Lift it back up and repeat this, gently washing the brush until you are satisfied it’s clean. Remove the brush from the water and squeeze out excess water. Make sure to shape the brush before placing it on the towel. Repeat. You will need to refresh the water after every few brushes here.

4. Once the brushes are washed, fill your plastic tub up with water and repeat the steps again, this time rinsing the brushes until no shampoo remains. Place on a towel to dry.


It’s as simple as that! I would recommend doing this once a month or so, it really depends on how much you use your brushes and what for.

How to clean your Beauty Sponge



What you’ll need:

1.Over a sink, hold your beauty blender and squirt on a good amount of baby shampoo. Squeeze the sponge and work the shampoo into it.

2. Run the sponger under water and keep squeezing until the water runs clear. To remove foundation fro the flat edge, apply some more shampoo and wipe the flat edge of the sponge over your palm, until you’ve formed a lather.

3. Rinse the sponge well, repeating the steps if necessary, until no suds remain and the water is clear.

4. Place on a towel to dry.

This is really easy and only takes a few minutes. I would recommend doing this once a week ideally, because sponges are more prone to forming bacteria than brushes are.



Enjoy your fresh and clean brushes! If you want to know which brushes I have here, the brown ones are actually Kirkland Signature- which is a Costco own brand. I have had these brushes since I was about 16 and I swear by them. The orange ones are of course Real Techniques, and they are actually from the Core Collection. I have mentioned these previously in my February Favourites so check that out if you want to know what I think of them! I have also got an Eyeshadow Brush with Smudger from Avon.

The other brushes I have got, I genuinely have no idea what they are- but I couldn’t live without them!

What do you use to clean your makeup brushes? 

































































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