How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes The Right Way!

Devanshi Kapadia , 24 Jan 2015
How To Wash Your Makeup Brushes
How To Wash Your Makeup Brushes

A couple of days ago I woke up with a huge zit on my face and  I couldn’t figure out WHY I was breaking out all of a sudden. So, I proceeded to cover it up with a little colour corrector and BB cream until I realized the my beauty blender (which looked as clean as ever once upon a time) was coated with so much product that it was only causing further harm to my skin. That’s when it struck me. I hadn’t washed my ever-growing collection of brushes in about 3 weeks. I know… pretty disgusting!

How To Wash Your Makeup Brushes
How To Wash Your Makeup Brushes

Not washing your brushes doesn’t just harm your skin, but the build-up of product affects makeup application in ways you could never imagine. Plus, don’t you want to maintain those brushes you’ve invested so much in? That’s exactly why I’ve vowed to clean my brushes every week and I’m showing you a quick and inexpensive way to do it. All you need is a gentle shampoo.

1) Rinse Your Brush With Warm Water

How To Wash Your Makeup Brushes
How To Wash Your Makeup Brushes

Loosen up the bristles gently as you do this.

2) It’s Shampoo Time

How To Wash Your Makeup Brushes
How To Wash Your Makeup Brushes

Squeeze out a coin-sized amount of shampoo onto your palm.

3) Clean Out The Build-Up

How To Wash Your Makeup Brushes
How To Wash Your Makeup Brushes

Work the shampoo into the bristles and watch as all the leftover makeup comes draining out.

4) Rinse

How To Wash Your Makeup Brushes
How To Wash Your Makeup Brushes

Once you feel like you’ve purged your brushes of all the dirt, rinse out the shampoo and let them dry.

5) The Sponge

How To Wash Your Makeup Brushes
How To Wash Your Makeup Brushes

Pour a dollop of shampoo onto your sponge.

How To Wash Your Makeup Brushes
How To Wash Your Makeup Brushes

Squeeze out the trapped makeup under running water.

6) Drying

Source: Good Earth | Ceylon Bath Towel
Source: Good Earth | Ceylon Bath Towel

Gently dab your brushes and sponge with a towel. Then, lay your towel on a flat surface and line the brushes on the towel to dry. Make sure the bristles are coming off the edge and not lying flat on the surface. This will ensure that the water doesn’t trickle down to the glue and your brushes will dry without losing their shape.

Bonus Cleaning Tip

Source: Garnier
Source: Garnier

For other makeup-related paraphernalia, like eyelash curlers and palettes, wipe them off regularly using a wet-wipe. Every once in a while, wash them gently using soap and water.

Now use those squeaky clean brushes and sponges to your heart’s content!

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