10 Ways to Properly Clean your Makeup Brushes

Jocelyn Pasillas

Wondering why you’re breaking out? Maybe it’s time to deep clean your makeup brushes.

It’s okay to settle for a quick clean here and there, but in reality, you should be deep cleaning your babies every 2 weeks. You want to make sure you get rid of any bacteria you wouldn’t want to get on your skin by keeping your brushes clean and germ-free.

From special tools to cleansing shampoos, there’s many products you can use to get the job done.

Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap

Usually we hear of some products being a 2-1 use, but have you heard of a18-1 use product? Believe it or not, this 32oz bottle can really work for so many different things— and one of them so happen to be cleaning your makeup brushes!

In store at Target or Ulta!


Brush Cleaning Tools

In need of a practical tool? Try one of these makeup cleaning mats! Not only are they easy to use, but you can make sure all the makeup on your brushes completely come off. Opt for these instead of using countless paper towels or staining towels to rub off the makeup.


Great smell + Versatile Spray Brush Cleaner

The Natural: Citrus Brush Cleaner by Sephora Collection is known to leave your makeup brushes smooth and looking brand new. All you need are a couple of sprays to condition your brushes when cleaning them off. You can also use this product to clean your mink lashes or any makeup stains from your clothing.

Click here to purchase from Sephora for $11.50

Sponge and Brush Cleaner

Found a brush cleaner but it doesn’t do the job for your sponge? Try out this Solid Clean: Solid Brush Cleaner by Sephora Collection and use it on all your makeup brushes— including your beauty blender/sponge.

Click here to purchase from Sephora for $14

Oil-free Cleansing Shampoo

Stay away from the oily residue some products leave and try out the EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo. A very affordable product that’s socially involved.

Available in Target and Ulta!


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Jocelyn Pasillas

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