How I clean my makeup brushes

Well hello to you my reader chums! Washing makeup brushes is very important and should be done regularly, every two weeks or so.

Whether you're new to brush cleaning products or needed the reminder to clean your brushes, here is how I clean my makeup brushes.

Real Techniques

How I clean my makeup brushes

What products do I use?

I usually use herbal essences, however, any product is useful as long as it kills bacteria such as baby shampoo, hand wash, olive oil, etc. I then do circular motions with the brush and rinse it, where I continue with these motions lathering up the shampoo.

How I clean my makeup brushes

Once lathered I give the brush a good soak to wash out all the shampoo, leaving it to be fresh and clean. I then repeat with all my other brushes and leave them to dry on a towel, flipping them occasionally.


Cleaning your make-up brushes is essential and it's recommended you do them weekly. If you don't regularly wash them it means your putting the same bacteria onto your face from previous weeks, which is a horrible thought. I would say if you use products like foundation and concealer, those brushes should be cleaned more frequently than eye brushes or brushes you use for powder, blusher, etc.

 Thank you for reading I hope you enjoyed it! <3 

14 comments

  1. I use shampoo to clean my brushes too, I don't see the point in forking out to buy some posh brush cleaner when shampoo does an equally good job! You've actually just reminded me that my brushes are due for a good clean, so thank you! x

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  2. never thought to use shampoo will defo give this a go. love reading through your blog too! i have the real techniques brushes and i think they are amazing! :) x

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  3. nice, love these brushes :)


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  4. I use the Mac Brush Cleanser, its amazing stuff

    zoea2812.blogspot.com

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  5. I've always wondered how other people washed their brushes! I usually wash them with a simple bar of soap but shampoos seem like a smart idea :) Love this! x

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  6. This is pretty much exactly how I wash my brushes. It feels like such a chore to me!

    Christina
    http://kissesandflowers.blogspot.com/

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  7. Great post! I definitely should wash my brushes more often, it's so important.

    purple--flamingo.blogspot.com

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  8. I do use a brush cleanser, just because it is a really good and cheap one :) Thank you for showing how you clean your brushes, always nice to hear what others do!

    xo Mélane

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  9. what brand of brushes are they?! they look really good... :D

    rachel xoxo
    mynamesisrachel.blogspot.com

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  10. I'll totally use this technique when I get some makeup brushes of my own!

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  11. I bought brushes last week (I'm still a no0b about make-ups haha). Thanks for the tip. I will try this. <3

    x, shekinahjoy.com
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