Sunday, 29 December 2013

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

A few people have been asking me how to properly clean their makeup brushes, therefore I thought I would do a post to show you guys how I clean mine.

Firstly, if you have never cleaned your brushes, then shame on you! I know it's one of them tasks we all hate doing, but unless you want to spread bacteria across your face, then it's probably a good idea to grab your brushes and start cleaning!

Let me tell you why it's so important to give your brushes a deep clean.... When you apply anything to the face with your brushes it picks up any bacteria from the skins surface, which means when you have finished using it, the bacteria breeds on the makeup brush. When you go to use it again, not only are you picking up new bacteria, you are putting the bacteria from the previous time back onto your face which will only cause blocked pores and pesky breakouts!

So how often should you clean your makeup brushes? Preferably every 2-4 weeks. If you suffer from problematic skin, acne or a lot of breakouts then I would suggest to do this a little more often. TOP TIP: Clean your makeup brushes in the evening so they are dry and ready to use by the morning.

1. Find all the brushes you want to clean and lay them out ready for cleaning.
2. Under a running tap, dampen your first makeup brush. Then pump a small amount of your chosen cleaning product into the palm of your hand. 
TOP TIP: You want to use something mild on your brushes, you also don't have to buy an expensive brush cleaner, I use baby shampoo and it works a treat.
3. Swirl the brush around in the baby shampoo, adding water as you go to lather up the product.
4. Squeeze out any excess cleaning product.
5. Rinse your brush and repeat the steps above if necessary for very stubborn dirt.
6. Reshape the bristles. 
7. Lay your brushes out flat onto a towel and leave them to dry. 
TOP TIP: Do not leave your brushes standing up, if you do, the water will settle into the glue that holds the bristles and brush together. Over time this will cause the glue to loosen and the bristles will start falling out and your brush will eventually break.

I hope you have all enjoyed this post and found it helpful :)
Who's now running to grab their makeup brushes?



  1. This was very helpful, thank you. <3