cleaning makeup brushes

One of my essential qualities is that I am lazy. Which explains why [perish the thought] I don’t clean my makeup brushes as often as I should.


When I do get round to it, this is how I get through it – it’s quick and it’s effective in a pinch.

What you need

  • Bi-phase makeup remover
  • Plastic tumbler
  • Shampoo (I prefer a clarifying formula)
  • Soap dish
  • A face washer towel
  • Your dirty brushes

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How to

  1. Shake the bi-phase makeup remover to mix and pour out about a tablespoonful into the tumbler (change this up depending on the number of brushes you need to clean). qdqo2xk
  2. Starting with the least dirty, immerse your brushes, one at a time into the tumbler and agitate to loosen the makeup off the bristlesa2zsjxr kmvgp0j
  3. Using your fingertips, very gently squeeze out the liquid
  4. Squeeze a small amount of shampoo onto one side of the soap dish and use this to work each brush head into a latherjg0oa4e 0rwj03n
  5. Repeat with a smaller amount of shampoo under a tap, rinsing with lukewarm water until the water runs clear (foundation brushes need more work that others)aqw12jf
  6. Shake off the brushes and use the face washer to dry their handles and ferrules. Dab the bristles gently on the towel to help remove as much moisture as possibleq1brzcd
  7. Leave on the towel to dry. Gently pinch or pat any stray bristles back into placekclg5ja ponjt1h 42mz0zi

I have makeup brush cleansers but I dislike using them for two reasons:

  • They often have strong fragrances
  • They are often expensive – so I save them for more ‘deep cleans’ which I do less frequently

I figured this way is good for using up my not-so-great purchases in makeup remover and shampoo.

If the makeup remover requires rubbing to remove makeup and are inexpensive, I save them for cleaning my brushes rather than piff them.

Do you have any tips to share?






cleaning makeup brushes

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