How I Wash My Makeup Brushes

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


No one in their right mind has the time (and don't forget energy) to wash their makeup brushes once a week, let alone after every use. I mean c'mon, if someone tells you that they religiously give their brushes a weekly deep clean, they're probs lying.

Anyway, on the (dare I say it) fortnightly to monthly occurrence when my brushes have gone past the stage of looking worse for wear, a good ol' scrubbing is defo in order. Realistically, it doesn't even take that long to bring them back to a normal slash clean state, it's just finding time to do it which is the biggest hassle. I usually leave them overnight to dry but if you need to apply makeup that evening, there's no time to clean them once you're all dolled up - is there? Do you see what I mean?! Dilemma or what.

But today was the day, when (as you can you probably tell by the sad looking brushes in the photos) that my makeup brushes got a clean.

I only decided to clean the brushes that I use on a everyday basis because y'know, doing all 62 of them would be way too much effort.

And here's how I did it...

You can buy shampoos and cleansers specifically designed for make up brushes but there's nothing wrong with some basic shampoo or conditioner (although I have tried baby shampoo before and it works a treat).

Begin by filling the sink with warm water and leaving the tap slowly running.

Next, squirt a small amount of shampoo into the palm of your hand.

Holding the brush downwards, rinse it under the warm water and then in circular motions rub it into the shampoo in the palm of your hand.


Every so often wash it in the water in the sink and keep reapplying shampoo until the brush is back to its original colour.

Squeeze the remainder of water out of the bristles in a downwards motion and place on a towel to dry ensuring the brush end is lower down than the back.

Repeat until all brushes have been cleaned.

For best results leave overnight.



And that's all for now, thanks for reading!

Bethany x

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