Beauty – How I Clean my Makeup Brushes

Back in the day I only ever applied makeup using my fingers. Having discovered foundation brushes last year, I now can’t imagine going back. 

I got a Ted Baker makeup brush set for Christmas last year and I fell in love with the look and feel of the brushes. My foundation and powder brush are the ones I use most often and, after a while, they tend to get sticky, clogged with excess makeup and generally stop working as well. 

I’m no expert, but I have found a way to ensure my makeup brushes get clean, quickly and with minimal cost and fuss. 
Step 1 – Prepare 

I use a small glass dish to clean my brushes in so I grab that and the Boots own brand baby shampoo wash that I use and head to the bathroom sink. 

Step 2 – Lather

Pour a little of the baby shampoo onto each brush and rub it in. 

Step 3 – Rinse 

Wash off the excess dirt 
Step 4 – Repeat 

Go through steps two and three again until the water runs clear 
Step 5 – Condition 

Yes, I treat my brushes like hair and condition them. As long as they are rinsed well afterwards, it doesn’t seem to have a detrimental effect, and they smell so clean and fresh 

Step 6 – Dry 

I try and leave my brushes to dry as long as possible to ensure they are ready to use again. If they still feel a little damp I’ll blast them quickly with my hair dryer


7 thoughts on “Beauty – How I Clean my Makeup Brushes

  1. Confession – I’ve never cleaned my make up brushes!! That’s disgusting when you think about it but I had no idea how to do it! Going to get them done tonight!!


  2. Ooh do you know I’m absolutely pants at cleaning mine and really need to do it more often than I do, especially as I’m obsessed with skin care! Great tip about the hairdryer too, I need to remember that one x

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