Make Up Monday | "How to" Clean Your Brushes

So I have already shared with you guys what my favorite make up brushes are...If you didn't catch that post - check it out here. But, how do we care for them? There are a few ways to wash your brushes. Sanitizing them between clients and deep cleaning them after a few uses. Because I use mine so often, these babies need deep cleaning more often. So I will give some tips depending on your usage and then show you how I clean my brushes.

For Personal Use of Brushes: If you do your make up every day, you should be sanitizing your foundation, concealer and eyeliner brushes between uses. Powder, blush and shadow brushes don't need to be cleaned between uses because the powder doesn't build up in the brushes. I use Naimie's Brush cleaner for "in between cleaning" and it works amazing. I keep some of the brush cleaner in a small spray bottle, spray some on a paper towel and then wipe my brushes clean on the paper towel. The deep cleaning below should be done every so often. My advice would be once a week. 

Steps for Cleaning You Brushes


Step 1: Put about a small amount of soap in the bottom of cups and add an inch or two of water. Because I have so many brushes, I separate the face brushes and the eyeliner and shadow brushes. Let them soak for a few minutes. You don't want the water to be past the handle though. It will soak into the wood and loosen up the glue and hair of your brush.  

Step 1: Put about a small amount of soap in the bottom of cups and add an inch or two of water. Because I have so many brushes, I separate the face brushes and the eyeliner and shadow brushes. Let them soak for a few minutes. You don't want the water to be past the handle though. It will soak into the wood and loosen up the glue and hair of your brush.  

Step 2: Pick your potion. This Dawn soap is my favorite because it breaks down the product and oils in the brush and cleans then quick. It is gentle, but yet strong enough to clean the gunk out. Other soaps that are great for brushes are Baby Soap and Shampoo. 

Step 2: Pick your potion. This Dawn soap is my favorite because it breaks down the product and oils in the brush and cleans then quick. It is gentle, but yet strong enough to clean the gunk out. Other soaps that are great for brushes are Baby Soap and Shampoo. 

Step 3: Pour a small amount of soap into your hand. Grab one brush and wet it a little more, and press into your hand in circular motions. Rinse brush off underwater and repeat until completely clean. 

Step 3: Pour a small amount of soap into your hand. Grab one brush and wet it a little more, and press into your hand in circular motions. Rinse brush off underwater and repeat until completely clean. 

Step 4: Rinse Brushes out thoroughly and lay out to dry on a paper towel or hand towel. 

Step 4: Rinse Brushes out thoroughly and lay out to dry on a paper towel or hand towel. 

And there you go! Clean brushes!


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Comment below with any questions! Hope this helped! X