How to Clean Makeup Brushes

Makeup brushes. We all have some, whether you have 5 or 50 brushes cleaning them can seem tedious. We often ask ourselves do we need to clean the brushes every week, what do we use to clean the brushes, and does cleaning them matter? Today let’s talk all about how to clean makeup brushes.

Houston Beauty blogger Uptown with Elly Brown shares her tips and tricks on How to Clean Makeup Brushes

How often do you need to clean your makeup brushes?

For your face brushes, they need to be cleaned once a week. It doesn’t matter if you use them every day or 2x a week. Cleaning them weekly will help prevent product buildup. Brushes used around the eyes should be cleaned at least twice a month.

Keep in mind, the longer you don’t wash your brushes, the more your brushes can become filled with dead skin cells and bacteria, which can lead to breakouts!

Houston Beauty blogger Uptown with Elly Brown shares her tips and tricks on How to Clean Makeup Brushes

Any products you recommend on how to clean makeup brushes?

CINEMA SECRETS– A professional-grade liquid makeup brush cleaner that is quick drying rinse free and 99.99 percent antimicrobial disinfectant. This professional-quality brush cleaner can be used on both natural and synthetic fibers, and it doesn’t leave an oily residue. It cleans, conditions, and deodorizes brushes in one step. However, it does have a strong scent.

MORPHE BRISTLE SHAMPOO– This solid dissolves makeup and deeply washes bristles. The moisturizing formula consists of conditioning ingredients that include coconut oil and shea butter. Safe on both natural and synthetic bristles as well as beauty sponges. The compact container is perfect for on the go. Comes in different scents; Honey Lavender, Cocoa Butter, and Cotton Blossom. The only drawback- as the soap dissolves, makeup gets trapped in the container and is hard to rinse off.

SIGMAGIC BRUSHAMPOO FOAM– Skip the lather with this natural brush cleanser! Quickly deep clean brushes with a foam formula. Using 100% natural virgin coconut and ethically sourced palm oil. This antimicrobial formula prevents growth of bacteria for up to 2 weeks after use. Formulated without: Fragrance, Parabens.

SIGMA SPA EXPRESS BRUSH CLEANING MAT– Brush cleaning is simple and efficient with this silicone mat! Swirl away build up on the seven exclusive textures. Free 2-year warranty! Express size fits any sink. It’s
Formulated without: Latex, BPA, Lead, Non-toxic material. Made of high-grade silicone

SIGMAGIC SCRUB– Just add water to this Sigma Spa® gadget plus brush cleanser. Featuring firm-hold suction cups, you’re free to wash brushes hands-free using a swirling motion, and the vented lid allows the product to dry and stay germ-free. Using 100% natural virgin coconut and ethically sourced palm oil. This antimicrobial formula prevents the growth of bacteria for up to 2 weeks after use. Formulated without: Fragrance, Parabens, Sulfates. Drawback- it is not recommended for blenders and sponges

Quick Cleaner Sponge– This is great for in between washing your brushes. Note; this does not replace washing your brushes but helps in between washes. Both sides of the black sponge are usable, and can also be washed weekly with your regular brushes. Houston Beauty blogger Uptown with Elly Brown shares her tips and tricks on How to Clean Makeup Brushes

A few things to keep in mind when it comes to how to clean makeup brushes:

  • For your face brushes, soak them in a bit of warm soapy water at first. This will help loosen and remove some of the build up.
  • Always reshape your brushes when they are wet.
  • Keep the base of the brush head away from soap and water. This can cause the glue to disintegrate and the bristles to come loose and shed.
  • Always let them dry horizontally.

 

Be honest, how often do you clean your makeup brushes? Share and comment below! Thanks for stopping by,

 

xoxo,

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10 comments on “How to Clean Makeup Brushes

  • ERica B. says:

    I clean my brushes (face and eyeliner) once a month. I’m always worried that if I do it any more frequently they will fall apart sooner. I use Lancome brushes my mom bought me years ago. I also don’t wear a bunch of makeup, so I suppose the brushes get lighter daily use compared to what most ladies may use. I just use a gentle hand soap and water to clean mine, and then follow the rest of the tips you suggest at the end. Great reminder to make sure I don’t forget to clean mine this month! Thanks, Elly!

    • Elly says: https://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      That’s great to hear Erica, I think as long as you don’t leave them soaked in water for too long, cleaning them often would be okay!

  • Becky says: http://www.bybmgblog.com

    I try to clean mine a couple times a month, especially because I use SeneGence cream shadow which makes brushes a lot more dirty. I love the Cinnema Secrets cleaner!

  • Jen says:

    I don’t clean mine often enough – kind of embarrassed to actually say exactly how often. But I saw your InstaStory about using Dawn Dish Soap and Tea Tree oil in warm soapy water and can’t believe how well it worked! I then followed it up with some brush cleaner. I think that is the cleanest my brushes have ever been! Thanks Elly!

    • Elly says: https://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      Oh I love hearing what worked for you! Thanks Jen, for letting me know!

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says: http://charmainenyw.com

    My makeup brushes need a cleaning, pronto! I always put it off for the longest time. I’m so lazy! 🙂

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    very nice
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