Don’t just ~BRUSH~ it Off

Your makeup brushes can be your best friends | Take Care of Them

It’s no secret that many of us DON’T wash our makeup brushes as often as we need to. Most makeup artists would suggest cleaning them daily, while most people realistically NEVER clean their brushes.

Think about it this way; your brushes are constantly being used on your face to apply copious amounts of primers, foundations, concealers, eye shadows, so on and so forth. They sit on your counter tops collecting dust and casually building up bacteria. Unless you’re running a mad science experiment, I suggest you start cleaning them out!!

I try to deep clean my set of brushes bi-weekly using the { All natural brush cleaner solution found below} then give them a quick booster in between. This helps keep them clean, and helps them last longer!

There are limitless gadgets and tools that make this process MUCH easier. All links will be below, but always know, there are cheaper alternatives on various shopping sites!!

When I deep clean; I use a home made recipe to wash out the old makeup, but also keep the bristles nice and soft.


Deep Cleaner Ingredients:

1 part Oil 

(Coconut oil, avocado oil, extra virgin olive oil – Nothing too heavy)

2 parts Baby Shampoo

(or any other soft cleanser)

Splash of Water

(Just enough to thin out the mixture)

Soft Cloth or Paper Towel

(The Makeup Eraser works well to help remove makeup from the brushes)

[Oil acts as an antiseptic, but will also condition the bristles to keep them soft. The shampoo will break down the oily base of the makeup to wash out the buildup]


Step 1: Mix together the oil, cleansing soap, and water.

Step 2:  dip the bristles of the brush you’re cleaning into the solution.

Step 3: rub the bristles on the back of your hand {Or use this fun new BrushEgg} until it foams. Continue alternating with dipping brush in solution and then clean water.

Step 4: Rinse out all the mixture from the brush bristles, and remember to keep the handle out of the water stream. Brush the bristles back and forth on your cloth or paper towel before laying it down horizontally to dry OVER NIGHT.


IMPORTANT TIP: Never put wet brushes standing up right to dry. The water from the bristles will drip into the base, loosening whatever holds the bristles to the base, and then you will have a naked brush…

If you don’t have time to make your own mixture, don’t have any of the ingredients, or even want to use a “booster” in between, here are some of the brush cleaners I’ve used, both pricier and inexpensive options:

  Click on the products below to see which brush cleaners I love to use:

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