How to Clean your Makeup Brushes

Cleaning your makeup brushes should be done often - I recommend biweekly. Keeping your makeup brushes clean helps prevent bacteria from building up, and this prevents breakouts and acne. Not only will clean brushes help prevent breakouts, but you get the best results for applying makeup with clean brushes. My makeup brushes run from $1 - $50. I don't want to keep investing in new brushes. I don't buy fancy makeup brush cleaner. I normally use Johnson's Baby Shampoo, but today I used Suave Kids Naturals Shampoo.  
  1. Start by running the makeup brush under lukewarm water getting the brush end saturated with water.
  2. Add shampoo to the wet brush, and clean until the water runs clear - you might have to apply more shampoo until the brush is fully clean
  3. Once brush is clean lay brush on clean towel to dry
  4. When washing the brush make sure you are only cleaning the bristles of the brush. If you wash the whole brush, water can damage the base of the brush, and water damage will cause the bristles to fall out 


  1. I really need to wash my makeup brushes- it's been on my to do list for a while! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Haha thank you for this post. I was just thinking to my self that my brushes were absolutely disgusting and they needed to be cleaned lol


  3. I am going to join Sarah and Jenna - my brushes definitely need a wash :) x x

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  4. Just cleaned all of mine, thanks for the tips, works so well and they look and feel sooooo much better :-) Love your blog!!!


  5. Great tips! A lot of people ignore the importance of this.

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