Cleaning Makeup Brushes: How and Why

Makeup brushes our part of most of our everyday life. Just like skin care. But would you believe me, If I said that all the skin care in the world won´t save your skin from breaking out, if you don´t clean those brushes?

Makeup brushes touch your face at least once a day, everyday. Bacteria and natural oils transmit onto your brushes every time they come in contact with your skin. Think of all the bacteria that clings onto your skin everyday. That would be…erm… A LOT. And you´re basically reapplying all that icky stuff onto your face everyday. Ya Nasty!

Cleaning your makeup brushes once to twice a week would be enough, and it won´t take up a lot of your time. Just remember that the brushes will need their time to dry completely before you will be able to use them again, so I like doing this at night before I go to bed.


  1. Wet the bristles of your brush, try not to wet the part of your brush where the metal piece meets the ´stick´, as that will loosen the glue over time.
  2. Take a mild shampoo (Ex. Baby Shampoo) or a brush cleanser, and lather it up on your hand
  3. Swirl the top of your brush, so the bristles, around on your palm and make sure you reach every single one.
  4. Use luke warm water to rinse out the shampoo, you will see the makeup getting washed off with the foam
  5. Once the water is clear, softly wring out the water. If you do it too harshly, you´ll pull out bristles, so be careful!
  6. Use a towel to dab off the access water, then lay all the brushes out on the towel and wait a few hours for them to dry. If you really need the brushes to dry, you can use a blow dryer, just don´t make it too hot as the bristles could be harmed or the glue could loosen itself.


Cleansing your Beauty Blender is really simple aswell, just make it we and lather up the shampoo. Then rinse it back off and squeeze all the foam out.

Washing an eyelash curler is as simple as it gets, but it´s also necessary. Just use a wet wipe to remove the mascara and eyeliner residues that will definitely be stuck to your curler.


Doing all of this once a week is the best option for your skin, but repeat them as often as you want, just know the risk of ruining your brushes


xoxo, Antonia


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