Brush Cleaning Lecture Time!

June 26, 2014

I know loads of other (and better) bloggers have done this and probably done it better, but quite frankly everyone needs a good old nag on washing make-up brushes every now and then.

Clumpy non washed make up brushes are my complete pet hate. Make up brushes collect grease and icky stuff from your face when they're used, this stops the brush from working as well and also transfers all the icky stuff back onto your face, cue spotty breakout.


Everyone uses their own thing to clean brushes, you can invest in a proper brush cleaner but I find that either anti bac hand wash, a cleanser or a cheap shampoo does the job fine, but it depends on you and your brushes. I go for a gentle handwash (such as the Imperial Leather one above, which is moisturising and naturally anti-bacterial) as I feel that this leaves my brushes the cleanest.


So Step 1! Wet the end of the brush under running water (you can use a bowl but the water gets mucky pretty fast so I tend to just turn the tap on and off when I need it). It's important that no water gets to the end of the bristles, as if water gets into the brush handley bit (I'm so eloquent) the bristle glue will wear out and bristles will fall out and the handle could get damaged. So try and ensure that you're only washing the bristles.


Pump a bit of soap/shampoo/cleanser into a wet hand, obviously how much you use depends on how big your brush is.
 Rub the brush into the soap in circles until you get a lather.


 Squeeze the lather out of the bristles (and pull a face at the amount of foundation/gunk that come out)
 Rinse the brush either under the tap or with the basin to rinse it all out. Again take care to not get any water inside the brush. If the brush still isn't clean then just repeat with more soap. Make sure there's no soap or lather still in the bristles and that it's all rinsed out.

Just a quick note that it's sometimes easier for small brushes to do two at a time (at least that's what I find easier) plus it saves time.


Let the brushes dry (this'll take a few hours) flat on a towel or flannel. Yay you finally have soft clean brushes again! 

Catherine x

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  1. So glad its not just me who cleans two smaller brushes at a time, thought I was being lazy haha.

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. It makes it so much easier, I feel a bit pointless cleaning one tiny eyeshadow brush at a time :) xx

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  2. I find washing makeup brushes so important but so tedious! In fact, I need to wash mine this evening aha! x

    Kathryn | effievanity

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    1. I actually find it kind of therapeutic for some odd reason! It's definitely really important, nothing worse than a clogged up brush :( xx

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  3. It is very easy to forget to do this but it really is important so as not to spread bacteria Lucy

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    1. Definitely, it just makes your skin and makeup so much better

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  4. I will admit I don't clean my brushes nearly as much as I should do!! Definitely need that push to remember, I've been trying to be a lot better about it recently though :) Xx

    A Blonde Moment

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    1. I think it's one of those chores that everyone needs the occasional push to do :) I do it a lot just because I really hate the feel of dirty brushes on my face :) xx

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  5. I always put off cleaning my brushes haha! Thank you for the push to make me clean them again, it's needed! :) Great post!!

    -Lauren :)

    laurenellen1.blogspot.com/

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    1. You're welcome! :) thank you lovely :) xx

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