Best Ways to Clean Makeup Brushes


To achieve a gorgeous look with our makeup we need some help from makeup brushes. They are so many that you probably do not know how they are called. We have foundation brush, concealer, powder brush, blusher brush, eye shadow brush and many others that I won’t list.

In order to achieve the perfect makeup you need to clean the brushes after you have used them because if you want, for example, to put on white eye shadow and the brush is already black, believe me, it is sure you won’t achieve what you strive for.

So I have prepared for you some tips for the best ways to clean your makeup brushes.

You should clean your brushes weekly, but if you do not have the time, or just are not in the mood of doing it, then try to wash them at least every 2 weeks. Of course this depends on how often you put makeup on and which brushes you use. It will only take you a few minutes to do it and the best time for it is in the evening. That way when you wake up in the morning they will be already dry.

So, let’s begin.

The first way to clean your brushes is to gather them all in the sink and lay them down. Clean them with a shampoo, it does not matter what kind. After you are ready, dry them with a clean towel by gently removing some of the moisture.

Another way to clean your brushes is to use olive oil and antibacterial soap. Mix 2 parts antibacterial soap with one part extra virgin olive oil in a plate, you may also use any other kind of household dishes but remember that they should not be paper ones because the olive oil will seep through.

Get the first brush and wet it slightly under lukewarm water. Remember to keep it bristle-down. After that top it in the mixture of olive oil and soap and coat it thoroughly.

Next, stir the brush gently into your palm using your fingers. Continue doing that until your brush is makeup free.

Rinse the brush again under lukewarm water until there is no soap left on the bristles.

The last thing you need to do is to get a towel again, it does not matter what kind – it could be a face or a hand one, or even a dish towel. Leave the brush on the towel to get dry and if you want to speed up the process, gently rub the brush in the towel so that it can absorb the moisture faster.

Repeat the same process with the other brushes.

Now your brushes are ready for another round of applying makeup.