February 24, 2014

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes

You know the feeling, it's Sunday night, you're having a little pamper evening but the one thing you can't be bothered doing is cleaning your makeup brushes for the week ahead.  I'd love to be one of those people who spot cleans their brushes after every application but I feel if I'm going to go through the dreaded task of cleaning my brushes, they're going to be deep cleaned and spotless.  So while I'm in the process, I thought I would take you all along with me and walk you through the process on how to deep clean your makeup brushes.

Sometimes when we're at events we'll be given a foamy cleanser.  I try to stay away from foaming cleansers on my face as they can break me out but if I haven't given them away to friends or family, I use them to clean my brushes so they don't go to waste.  However if I was to pick up a specific brush cleanser, my main choice of has to be the Dr Bronner Peppermint Magic Soap.  It's antibacterial, inexpensive and a little goes a long way.

I like to start off with the smaller brushes and work my way towards the larger ones.  First I take my brush in my hand, run it under the tap with the brush facing down and apply a little bit of my brush cleanser of choice.  Next, once my brush is soapy, I swirl it in the palm of my hand under the warm water until the water runs clear.  To make sure all the soap is completely removed, I run the brush under the cold water and set it on a flannel to dry.  Simple and easy!

Pro Hygiene Collection Makeup Antibacterial Spray

As an added step I also like to use my Pro Hygiene Collection Makeup Antibacterial Spray and spray a light mist over the brushes as their drying to kill any bacteria which may not have been removed from cleansing alone.  There is a specific brush cleanser from The Pro Hygiene Collection but I find they're pretty much the same thing so doesn't make sense to own both as the Makeup Antibacterial Spray is safe enough to use on makeup products which we demonstrated in our How To Clean Your Makeup post.

Now that my brushes are all clean for the next morning, it's time to pop on a face mask and scare some family members.


  1. beautyaesthetic14 March 2014 at 12:33

    It's amazing stuff isn't it, I haven't ever tried any of the other ones but the citrus one sounds lovely!

  2. I love the dr bronners soap for my brushes too! I tried the peppermint scent and I just hated it! I finished the tiny travel size bottle and picked up a giant one in the citrus scent which I love! I use it for cleaning my bathroom too haha got to love a multi tasker!



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