How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes Like A Pro

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Hey Beauties!

In all the years that I have been blogging I just realised that I have never done a post on how to clean brushes!  So, I thought today would be a perfect opportunity to show you all how I personally clean my brushes.
I much prefer using brush soap over baby shampoo to clean my brushes because a lot of brush soaps are made to be either anti bacterial or sanitising so when working with clients I know that they are as clean as they can be.
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How To Clean Your Makeup BrushesHow To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

My favourite brush soap right now is the Freedom Makeup Pro Studio Brush Bath (£7.00) which is used by wetting down the brush and swirling in the tub and rinsing the product away.
Cleaning your brushes is so important not just for hygiene reasons but also because clean brushes mean better makeup application. If your brushes are clogged with foundation, concealer, eye makeup etc then you’re not only spreading remnants of last week’s makeup all over your face you’re also spending a lot of bacteria all over your face which is never good.

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

When cleaning my brushes I always like to use a coarse natural sponge, I’ve had this one for a good few years now and it’s still going strong. These are a fantastic idea for cleaning your brushes because it not only does it  speed up cleaning time but it also helps to loosen all that foundation that’s held in the bristles. As you can see the coarse natural sponge is really textured too and this helps to remove all sorts of makeup really easily.

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

If you’re not into the idea of using a coarse natural sponge you can also use this little gadget from Makeup Revolution (£4.99) which works in the same manner. The textured parts of this little gadget help to break down the makeup particles in your brushes making it easier and faster to wash your brushes.

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Tresemme might be completely horrible for your hair but it’s perfect for your brushes, I used to use this all the time before I found out about brush soaps. I really love this as a brush cleaner because it’s so deep cleansing and it helps to get rid of all the makeup residue without damaging or ruining your makeup brushes.

I thought I would just insert a video to show you all how I go about cleaning my brushes.  I tried to do it at the sink but it didn’t work out very well ha ha.

How do you clean your brushes?
What’s your favourite brush cleaner?
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Andrew James

Scottish science nerd obsessed with all things beauty! Creator of The Skincare Saviour, a skincare blog covering everything from reviews, tutorials to busting myths, finding dupes and breaking down trends.

14 Comments
  1. Might have to try that! Im just getting into makeup & I cleaned my brushes for the first time a few weeks ago. I also filmed it 😛 I agree that its so important to be cleaning your brushes! How many times would you recommend cleaning them, every time you use them?

    Hayley xx
    http://www.5ftlife.co.uk

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