Washing Makeup Brushes

Hi friends! Lets chat about my most hated part of makeup…washing makeup brushes. Ugh! I hate it but at the same time it is necessary to keep not only your brushes but your actual products clean. Lets just jump into how I clean my brushes…


Wet your brush: Just wet the bristle and be careful not to submerge the brush in water. You can actually damage the brush if you get too much water over time in the metal part of the brush and can cause the brush to break.


Dip your brush into your cleaning solution: I use baby shampoo, real techniques soap, Beauty Blender soap, MAC soap, etc. I go back and forth I don’t really have a favorite. A lot goes a long way!

IMG_0063Scrub! : When I say scrub I mean very gently! You don’t want to damage the brush and rip out the hairs.


Rinse: Again be careful not to submerge the brush into water. Just rinse it thoroughly to get all the soap out.Reform brush: Do your best to reform the brush to keep its original shape. 


Hang to dry: I find this is the best way to dry brushes. It keeps the original shape the best.



I wear makeup everyday and I use my brushes everyday so I tend to wash my brushes about once a week (once every 2 weeks if I’m feeling lazy haha). The best feeling is using a freshly washed makeup brush. It just feels so clean and so smooth on your skin.

So a few years ago I discovered the Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette. God damn did that change my brush cleaning routine. It really gets all the powder/liquids out of your brush and it speeds up the process. I purchased mine at Ulta for $14.99. Check it out….


Next time I will talk about quick washing brushes. It’s the technique I use to clean my brushes when I freelance.

Thanks for check out the blog my friends! Let me know if you have any tips or tricks to clean your brushes!


ashley beth

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