How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

So, I’ll be honest, I don’t clean or throw out my makeup, sponges, and brushes nearly as often as I should. Is it just me? I wish I were more on top of these things, but they just slip my mind.

Anyway, I recently had a Sonia Kashuk coupon for Target and needed to spend a certain amount to get the discount. (that’s how they get ya!) I legitimately needed some new makeup, but I was slightly under that specific amount, so I threw a brush cleaner in my basket.


{available here}

I figured I’d turn over a new leaf.

So, I brought the makeup brush cleaner home and let it sit for a few weeks. Eventually, I decided, not only would I try it, but I would also document it – just for you! So, here goes!

Step 1: Find your makeup brushes. 


{I buy travel size brushes to save money. Read more about that here.}

Step 2: Wet brushes.


Step 3: Spray brush cleaner on the wet brushes.


Step 4: Massage the brush cleaner into the brushes.


{I made sure to only go in the direction of the brush hairs. Is that the technical term?}

Step 5: Rinse the brushes, squeezing the makeup out of the brush.


Step 6: Allow makeup brushes to dry.


My makeup brushes were definitely a lot cleaner when I finished.

Note: I recommend reading the directions on your brushes and/or your cleaner for specifics on cleaning your brushes.

How often do you clean your makeup brushes? What do you use?

Linking up with: Whatever, Whenever, Wednesday at Rolled Up Pretty Whatever Wednesday at Because Shanna Said So, and Whatever Works Wednesday at Small Town, Big Wardrobe

This entry was published on March 13, 2013 at 6:00 am. It’s filed under Smart and Savvy...Beauty and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

  1. This is a great reminder to do this to my brushes. I have brush cleaner too and always forget to use it! Thanks so much for linking up with me!

  2. I use baby shampoo. I fill the sink with lukewarm water and baby shampoo and let them soak for just a couple of minutes and then rinse them in lukewarm water as well!

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