Easy Makeup Brush Cleaning Tutorial!


Hello again lovely,

Today I am giving everything in my home a good dose of spring cleaning, and that extends to my makeup brushes. If you are like me and use a full set of brushes every day, or even a few times a week they get dirty pretty fast. It’s not something you always think about cleaning, but trust me those brushes need to be washed regularly!

In addition to actual product your brushes will gather lots of bacteria overtime, which is really not something you want to be putting on your face (and especially not near your eyes). If your skin is breaking out more than usual and you aren’t sure why, check that your brushes are clean.

You can buy solutions designed specifically for makeup brushes from Sephora and other retailers, some expensive and others less so. I don’t actually use a brush cleaner. My magic formula is… Baby Shampoo. It sounds almost too easy, but it really does work! Most baby shampoos are formulated to be extra gentle while still cleansing, which is exactly what I need when it comes to washing my brushes. Here’s my routine:


1. Start by filling a bowl with warm water and mixing in a dollop of shampoo until suds form.



2. I then dip the brush in the soapy water and rub the brush against the palm of my hand to get all the pigment and dirt out. I repeat this a few times. You might need to change the water once or twice if your brushes are really dirty. My picture of the water bowl was from just one brush!

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3. Rinse the brush off, then place on a paper towel to dry. Repeat steps for the rest of your brushes!

This is super easy, and only takes a couple of minutes so I highly recommend taking a little bit of time out of your week to clean your brushes, even if you don’t use them very often.

What’s your brush cleaning routine or top product for cleaning your brushes??

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3 thoughts on “Easy Makeup Brush Cleaning Tutorial!

  1. I never would have thought of baby shampoo and was just thinking about buying some brush cleaner at Sephora the other day but decided to wait. I’m going to try your method instead! Thank you. 🙂


    1. You’re very welcome, thank you so much for reading! It’s definitely a cheaper alternative, I’ve found it works pretty well. I’ve also used it to stretch out clothes that shrink in the dryer 🙂 Let me know how it works out for you!!


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