5 Simple Ways To Wash Your Makeup Brushes

5 Simple Ways To Wash Your Makeup Brushes

5 Simple Ways To Wash Your Makeup Brushes

Are you guilty of neglecting your makeup brushes? Letting the powder and cream formulas build up on the bristles for weeks? Using more than one color without cleaning in-between? GASP! It's time to spend a few minutes each week getting the gunk out! Here's a step-by-step guide to cleaning your makeup brushes, plus some of our favorite brush cleansing formulas.

What should you use to clean your makeup brushes?

The best (and most thorough) method for cleaning your tools requires only water and either a gentle soap (regular soap formulas can dry out the brush's bristles, especially if they are made of natural hair) or brush cleanser.

Step 1: Wet the bristles.

wet makeup bristles

Rinse the bristles under water. Avoid getting water above the handle of the brush, which can loosen the glue over time.

Step 2: Gently massage in soap.

Swipe your brush across your palm in a gentle brush cleanser. If you have more than one brush to wash, set each one aside after soaping it up.

Step 3: Rinse again.

Again, be sure the water doesn't touch your brush's handle.

Step 4: Squeeze the water out.

squeeze the water out from makeup brush

Gently press on the bristles with your fingers to release excess water. Don't tug too hard!

Step 5: Let it dry.

rinse makeup brush

Lay the brush or brushes flat on a towel overnight. They'll be ready for you to use again in the morning.

Many makeup artists believe brushes are the most important step for achieving great makeup, so if it's been quite a while since you lathered up your own, it's time to get cleaning. Know of other means of cleaning makeup brushes?? please leave your suggestions in the comment box..