Easy Makeup Brushes Cleansing Tutorial

How to clean your makeup brushes

Today I am giving my home a good dose of spring cleaning which extends to my makeup brushes. If you’re 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! Today’s post is an inexpensive way to clean your makeup brushes

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

How I Clean My Makeup Brushes: Baby Shampoo

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

How to clean your makeup brushes

1. Fill a bowl with warm water and mix in a dollop of shampoo until suds form.

How to clean your makeup brushes

How to clean your makeup brushes

2. Dip the brush tip in the soapy water and rub it against the palm of your hand to get all the pigment and grime out of the bristles. I repeat this a few times. You’ll 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!

How to clean your makeup brushes

3. Next, rinse the brushes off and place them on a paper towel to dry. Repeat steps for the rest of your brushes! This cleansing method is so 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 makeup brushes. Your skin will thank you for it!

What’s your makeup brush cleansing routine?

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  1. April 19, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    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. 🙂

    • April 19, 2016 / 7:19 pm

      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!!

  2. April 19, 2016 / 7:52 am

    This was so helpful! Thank you! 🙂 Follow 4 follow?

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