Getting glam means nothing if you’re painting your face with makeup brushes hoarding weeks’ worth of bacteria, dust and dirt. Not to mention, unclean makeup brushes are the ultimate sin when it comes to looking after your skin.
Ready to detox your makeup brush collection? Luckily, cleaning your makeup brushes can be quick and easy, follow our simple how to guide to achieve squeaky clean brush results.
What you will need:
- Using professional makeup brush cleansers will disinfect your brushes thoroughly whilst keeping them soft and prolonging their lifespan. Some of our favourites are MAC’s Brush Cleanser, £12, Clinique’s Makeup Brush Cleanser, £14 and BeautyBlender’s Solid Pro Cleanser, £40
- If you are on a budget, baby shampoo and warm water is the perfect combination for fresh and clean makeup brushes. Our go-to is Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, £1.95
- Hand towel or kitchen roll
How to deep clean makeup brushes:
- Run your makeup brush under lukewarm water
- Squeeze a pea-sized amount of brush cleaner or baby shampoo on the brush bristles and massage in
- Rinse with clean water and carefully squeeze the excess out
- Repeat until the brush hairs look clean and new
- Using a small towel or kitchen roll dry off the bristles and reshape back into original brush shape
- Lay your makeup brushes flat to dry on a flat surface – do not leave them standing up in a pot as the water and cleaning fluid will saturate the brush hairs further down the brush, causing them to fall out
Repeat this routine every 1-2 weeks depending on how frequently you use your makeup brushes.
How to clean makeup brushes in less than 60 seconds
For a quick trick in between deep cleans, buy some makeup remover wipes and swirl your brush bristles in a circular motion until clean.