January 12, 2013

Clean your Makeup Brushes {beauty 101}

It's so important to keep your makeup brushes clean! Dirt, bacteria, and grime live in your bristles and your skin is a canvas for all that gunk. My philosophy on beauty is K.I.S.S (keep it simple sister), basically dirty brushes means dirty face. It is so simple to wash your makeup brushes, basically 3 easy steps. Aim for atleast once a week; foundation brushes or cream blush brushes more often. The optimal is to wash them at night so they are dry by morning. Grab your brushes and fragrance-free baby shampoo (any gentle shampoo or brush cleanser will do) and lets get to it:

- don't use hot water as you don't want the bristles to unglue or dislodge at base
-don't soak in bowl either as bristles could again unglue or dislodge at base

How often do you wash your makeup brushes? Do you use a different technique?


  1. Thanks for sharing these tips!

  2. Very useful post! I use baby shampoo too. I find they aren't dry by morning however so I've actually bought doubles of the brushes I use often so that I always have a clean set on hand :P

    Also for brushes with real hair I was told it's a good idea to condition them with hair conditioner every once in a while (and rinse thoroughly!) so the hairs don't become dry.

  3. Thanks for the conditioning tip! Do you squeeze out the water? I find leaning them over the ledge really helps.

  4. I try to wash my brushes every couple weeks & I also use baby shampoo to clean mine as well

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  5. Sadly I don't wash my brushes often enough. I'm actually cleaning them today and I use the same method as you. Right now I wash them every two weeks.

  6. Good tip on not using hot water!



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