Friday, June 15, 2012

How to Clean Your Brushes

you have been using your brushes daily to apply makeup. let me ask you this, when is the last time you cleaned them? brushes not only collect makeup, but also the dirt and oil that is on our skin. gross.

cleaning your brushes can be as simple as wiping them on a dry towel or napkin. in fact, i keep a small face towel on my bathroom counter for the purpose of wiping excess powder from my brushes between applications. about once a week i will take my brushes out and give them a good wash. (clients, have no fear, your brushes are washed between every use and i have a seperate kit just for you) here's what i do:

step 1: one at a time, rinse your brushes under warm water removing any loose excess dirt and makeup.

step 2: take a small drop of baby shampoo and apply to palm of your hand. gentle rub makeup brush in your palm to work up a lather. if the brush is especially dirty, like my face powder brush, i will rinse and repeat two or three times.

step 3: rinse under warm water. carefully seperate bristles while rinsing to ensure all makeup and soap is completely removed.

step 4: blot dry on a towel, form bristles to their original shape and lay flat to dry.

enjoy your clean brushes!



  1. I wash my foundation brush regularly, but somehow I always forget about the powder brush and eyeshadow brushes. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. I usually clean my brushes! Great tips!


  3. I try to wash my brushes once a week, but I'm really bad about it. woops. gotta work on that.

  4. For some reason, I thought it was more complicated than this!

    I will be washing my brushes tonight!

  5. I am horrible about cleaning my brushes! I do it about once a month, but I don't use them everyday, so it's not that bad....right? :)

  6. Thank you for the tips !!