Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes 101

We’ve already explained the importance of having the right makeup brushes, but cleaning them is equally as important. Brushes can often breed bacteria and we certainly don’t want any getting passed onto our face. It can increase our odds of getting acne and skin infections. That’s why it’s so crucial that we clean our brushes correctly and thoroughly. Here’s our guide to cleaning some of the most popular and most used brushes out there.

1. The Beauty Blender

Beauty Blenders are one of the biggest offenders when it comes to breeding bacteria. Because the sponge is often soaked in water before being used, it can cause a huge buildup of germs and bacteria if it isn’t cleaned properly. First off, it’s important that you clean your beauty blender after every single use. For sanitary purposes it’s also advised that you replace your blender every 3 – 4 months. Use a mild hand soap to wash your brush after using it and let it dry completely before placing it back into your beauty box.

2. Foundation and Eye Shadow Brushes

Clean your foundation, shadow and all other brushes with bristles once every week. There are a number of washes, shampoos, and solids available out there for cleaning your brushes. We recommend using a shampoo as they tend to have the best results. Contrary to what anyone says don’t clean your brushes using coconut oil. This is one of the easiest ways to ruin your brushes and your skin. It won’t effectively get rid of bacteria and it will clog the bristles of your brushes causing breakouts when it comes in contact with your skin. Stick to shampoos for the best results. Don’t stick your entire brush into the water when cleaning it. This will break down the glue that holds your brush together and cause it come apart. Also, never use a blow dryer to dry your brushes after washing them. This will cause your brushes to dry out and break apart. Always lay your brushes flat on a paper towel and let them dry over night.

3. Tweezers

Don’t neglect to clean your tweezers like you would any other makeup product. Dab some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and rub it all over your tweezers to rid them of germs and bacteria.




  1. Phytobella pills

    February 10, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    I need to to thank you for this excellent read!!

    I definitely enjoyed every bit of it. I have you saved as a favorite to look at new stuff you post…

  2. RonnyOMoniot

    February 11, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.
    I’ve joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your wonderful post.
    Also, I’ve shared your website in my social networks!

  3. LesterVCogen

    February 13, 2019 at 1:38 am

    What’s up, yeah this post is truly good and I have learned lot of things
    from it about blogging. thanks.

  4. FloraZDeur

    February 14, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Perhaps you have thought about including a little bit more than simply your
    articles? I am talking about, everything you say is valuable and all.
    But consider should you added some great photos or videos to present your site
    content more, “pop”! Your site content is excellent however with images and clips, this site could certainly be
    among the most beneficial in its niche. Excellent blog!

  5. BrianOLatzig

    February 14, 2019 at 5:23 am

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing this write-up as well as the remaining website is really good.

  6. RubinVGaumer

    February 14, 2019 at 7:33 am

    This page really has all of the info I wanted about this subject
    and didn’t know who to ask.

  7. IkeGArvizu

    February 15, 2019 at 5:44 am

    I’ve been exploring for a little for virtually any top quality articles or
    blog posts in this particular kind of space . Exploring in Yahoo I finally
    came across this website. Studying this information So i’m happy
    to convey that I’ve a remarkably just right uncanny feeling
    I discovered exactly things i needed. I so much indisputably can certainly make certain to usually do not disregard this web site and supplies it a glance regularly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To Top