Cleaning make up brushes – my way


I know there are numerous articles on how to clean your make up brushes but I wanted to share the way I clean mine, which honestly, is not different than anything you’ve read before but I wanted to stressย  how important it is to actually do this and often too, to prevent smearing bacteria all over your face!


You must clean your make up brushes regularly. Every time you use your make up brush, bits of make up, oil, dead skin cells and dirt accumulates which is perfect breeding ground for bacteria.

This is what causes clogged up pores, break outs and all that “lovely” stuff we are trying to prevent!

Washing your brushes takes no time at all.


I should mention that there are specific solutions that you can buy to wash make up brushes but I simply use baby shampoo.


These are 4 simple steps I use when washing my make up brushes:
1. Run the brush under luke warm water
2. In a small container, pour luke warm water and a bit of baby shampoo to work up a lather and gently dip the brush in it and twirl around. I normally go half way down. I don’t soak the part where the hairs go into the handle as over time that can cause them to fall out and I’d like to preserve my $45 dollar brushes for a lifetime if possible! lol

3. I take a small cloth and wet it as well and dab my brush on it to make sure it’s all getting in there and rinse again under luke warm water.

4. Lay them out on a towel and let dry.


That is it!!!


This keeps your face bacteria-free, keeps the brushes soft because when dirty they become brittle, it makes them last longer.


How often should you do this? Well, if you ask me, once a week.

Share some of your tips for cleaning make up brushes – I’d love to hear how you do it and what product you use?


Nina xo

15 thoughts on “Cleaning make up brushes – my way

  1. I definitely don’t wash my makeup brushes enough, but I find that they don’t apply makeup quite as well for a few days after I’ve washed them, and it bugs me. I’ll have to try the baby shampoo method–so much more cost-effective than expensive brush shampoo! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I use brush shampoo (the Bare Escentuals one)…clearly I need to try something else, eh? ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. ๐Ÿ™‚ I wash my brushes with mild shampoo, too! Then I let them air dry on a towel – except that I tilt the brushes a bit, so that the hairy part is facing down and all the water can actually flow out and doesn’t go into the wood/handle part of the brush.
    I think they feel so much better when you use them right after they’re freshly cleaned ๐Ÿ˜€


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