How I Clean My Makeup Brushes

How I Clean My Makeup Brushes

Happy Monday! I am back finally with a new beauty post and I’ve got a few stored up now that I have gotten used to my new camera and took a lot of them in bulk. Today’s post is something I thought was so interesting because I am always curious how others clean their makeup brushes and while I was doing mine the other day I thought I would show you my way. It’s nothing special but I did want to show you the steps I do whenever I clean mine. So let’s see how I do it!

\ Products Used //

| Brush Egg | Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo | Dashe Cosmetic Makeup Brushes |

\ How I Do It //

To start off with I soak my brushes in warm water to get all the makeup or anything out and also I feel like the warm water gets rid of any bacteria and sterilizing it more but I’m not sure if it actually helps.

Second thing I do is spray alcohol on it to really get rid of any other stuff that’s left. I sometimes do this before I soak my brushes or after. I’m not sure what kind of alcohol solution I use but I did ask my makeup techniques instructor if it is safe and hygienic and for him he recommends it.

Then the fun part begins for me where I now use Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo that I actually stole from my baby nephew but I got his half empty one don’t worry because my cousin ended up getting a new version. I then add that to the Brush Egg and just rub the brushes in circular motions against it. (I tried to write that as non-sexual as I can haha.)

My second to last step is just after I get them all bubbly and make sure the are all clean I squeeze them and rinse them several times. I’m embarrassed to admit I do it about six to seven times and I literally do that with everything and not just my makeup brushes. I think I feel like I need to see whatever im doing clean and when I’m not satisfied I do it again. That’s probably why I take so long doing things.

Lastly, to dry my brushes I don’t have one of those fancy stand I see but maybe later on I can invest in one. I just lay out a cloth out or sometimes a towel and I lay them out on there. I might be crazy and I hold them with the hairs or head down for a few minutes because I am so paranoid because I’ve always heard it hurts the brushes if it is not done like that and you let water run on it. I don’t do that all the time and I admit to laziness especially if I’m in a rush I will lean it on the shelf. I let my brushes dry overnight but maybe because I do it in the evenings. In the mornings I wake u to soft and dry brushes and that’s how I do it.  

That was a fun short post and it may not be too exciting to clean my makeup brushes but I found it to be easy for me. I know there are a million ways on doing it but if you have a unique way or any tips I’d love to know as I am not a pro or anything and really would love any helpful advice. Let me know your way and I hope you enjoyed this little ramble of mine about how I clean them. 

What is your way to cleaning your makeup brushes?

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  1. claire ashfield
    July 27, 2015 / 9:55 pm

    Great post! I need to clean mine as i always forget! Some good ideas here! x CLAIRELOUISE

  2. More Than Adored
    July 28, 2015 / 12:12 am

    I love Brush Egg kinda things! I use one similar from Ebay šŸ™‚ Sarah | More Than Adored

  3. Paloma and Jess
    July 29, 2015 / 5:04 pm

    I have always wanted to know how best to do this best! Great post, thanks for the tips šŸ™‚ xxx

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