How to Clean Your Make Up Brushes

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(Last Updated On: April 20, 2020)

A makeup brush is costly, and once you invested for a quality set, you need to make sure that it will be in good condition and lasting more extended periods. In the supermarket, there are lots of makeup brush cleansers that help to get the clean properly, but you can also take special care of your tools using household items.

Just think when you use your brushes for makeover bacteria, dirt, oil stay remain the bristle. It can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Think of how much bacteria come to your face daily.

So your makeup brushes cleaning should be a regular part of your beauty routine.


Now you can ask me how often I need to clean your makeup brushes? Well, it’s best practice to give your makeup brushes a deep cleaning once a month. It’s a very quick and easy process. You will need below ingredients to wash this:

  • A shallow bowl
  • Gentle clarifying shampoo or baby shampoo
  •  sink
  • A lint-free cloth  or
  • Using Olive or Almond Oil


  1. Use warm water and rinsing out all remaining makeup. Pls give attention only to bristles and ignore the part of the brush where the handle meets the head, as this can loosen the glue.
  2. Put a drop of shampoo on brushes and small drops for concealed, eyeliner, and other small brushes. Rub in the shampoo until you have a bit of a lather forming. Pls make this gently as brush shape can be distorting. Be careful again not to get shampoo in the ferrule, or the metal part that holds the bristles and the handle together.
  3.  Clean the brush under running water once again until the water runs clear from the bush. Get into the middle of the bristles.
  4. Then use  a cloth to mop up your brush clean.
  5. Put your brushes flat on a cloth to dry.

A video that I found:

Olive oil: Can you imagine oil a great way to use not only clean smaller brushes but also the condition of the bristles? Some people using a brush as a gel liner, and if the brush is very inflexible in that case, take a clean paper towel and give out a small amount of either olive oil or almond oil and swirl the brush (dry) onto the cloth. Make sure not to use too much oil, since you cannot use your brush later for its oiliness.

-So your brush will be perfectly clean, but can you think that another part is waiting to be honest? Yes, handle.


Remember, everyone holding the brush and germ will be passed from one to another. No, you need to focus on another aspect of thoroughly cleaning your brushes…the The handle! When you hold your makeup brushes, you are transferring germs, bacteria, and even makeup onto the handles of your brushes. Anything that is on the handle of your brushes is being passed to everything else you touch. You can clean the handles with alcohol and paper towel and then rub over the handle of your brushes. Or can use nail polish over the numbers or names that are written on the brush.

This will keep the name or number of the brushes from eventually wearing off and make the brushes easy to identify.

All these are the easy and non-expensive idea to clean and save your brush with hygiene.

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