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Beauty 101: How to clean your makeup brushes?

Hii Darlings!!

Sorry that I have been MIA for the last 3 months, had been super busy with everything. Yesterday, I broke my glass makeup brush holder. Just imagine, shards of glass and brushes on the floor, had to re-wash my brushes again.

To start writing again, I figured why not do a “beauty 101: how to clean your makeup brushes”.

From luxury to drugstore, there are unlimited brands of makeup brushes out there.  Did you know that just like a regular beauty routine, you should be cleaning your makeup brushes regularly?

The ugly truth is when you use your brushes, bits of makeup, oil, dirt, and even bacteria can get trapped in the bristles. So while it’s easy, skipping this step can lead to clogged pores and painful breakouts. Not to mention the fact that quality makeup brushes can be expensive. So cleaning will prolong the life of your brushes and ensure that the investment is worthwhile!

Cleaning your makeup brushes is quick and easy. Once a week, I do a deep cleaning. (Note that your brushes will need a several hours to dry after a deep cleaning, so I’d recommend washing them at night  that way they dry off while you snooze.)

Regular Cleaning Will Help Remove:

  • Dirt and Debris
  • Old Makeup
  • Dead Skin Cells
  • Bacteria
  • Oils


Here’s MY way to deep clean your makeup brushes…

You will need:
• Gentle baby shampoo
• Your sink


  1. Begin by running your brushes under lukewarm water, rinsing out all of the residual makeup. Focus on the actual bristles while avoiding the part of the brush where handle meets the head, as this can loosen the glue over time
  2. On your palm, put a squirt of shampoo, and swirl the brush in the palm to work up a lather.
  3. Rinse the brush tip under running water once again. Repeat steps two and three until the water runs clear from the brush,
  4. Squeeze the brush to get all the water out and reshape the bristles as you go.
  5. Lay your brushes flat on an edge of the surface to where the bristles retain the shape and dry.

And there you have it! Your makeup brushes will be as clean a whistle.

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