Wednesday, July 29, 2015

{How To} Clean Makeup Brushes


When it comes to cleaning my makeup brushes, I admittedly don't do it as often as I should (experts suggest about every 2 weeks!) All of that built-up makeup, oil, dirt, dead skin cells, and bacteria (ew!) can cause breakouts and clog your pores, so it's necessary to clean your brushes regularly. Instead of buying fancy potions to clean my brushes, I just use baby shampoo. It's super gentle and just as effective. First, run your brush under the water to get some of the caked-on makeup residue off. Then, simply mix a few drops of baby shampoo in a bowl of lukewarm water. Swirl your brush in the soapy water - try to focus on the bristles rather than the base - if it gets wet, it could cause the glue to loosen and the bristles to fall out! After washing your brush, rinse thoroughly under the faucet. Then re-shape the bristles and lay the brush flat on a towel to dry. It should dry within 6-8 hours. I recommend cleaning them at night so they're ready for use by the next morning!

65 comments:

  1. I should defenitely do this more often, so thank you for the reminder and the tip on how to do so :) Thank you for sharing dear!
    XO IMKE | Pastellics

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  2. Great top, ill try it! XXX
    www.travelera.es

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  3. Great tip! I always washed them with soup and find it too harsh so baby shampoo might be even better, thanks for sharing! x
    http://sweatshirtsanddresses.com/

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  4. I really need to be better about this! Thanks for your tips!

    Wishes & Reality

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  5. Thank you for the reminder, Meghan! I definitely need to clean mine!
    Sending you much love!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.whatwouldvwear.net

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  6. Great tips! You just reminded me I need to clean mine :)

    www.fineclic.blogspot.com

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  7. I really need to do this more! So gross and easy to forget! Thanks for these tips! You have inspired me to go clean mine asap!!

    Danielle

    http://www.blushblossom.com

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  8. I really need to start doing this more! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    XO K
    www.kellmenow.com

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  9. I'm so bad about this but I recently made it goal to do better at just incorporating it into my routine! I'll have to try your technique.
    - Kaitlyn | www.TheCrownFox.com

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    1. That's great - I need to do the same! Thanks Kaitlyn!

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  10. Every two weeks! Oh no... I'm in trouble. 🙈

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Seriously I was shocked when I read that! I need to do it more often too! Thanks Amy! xx

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  11. I definitely need to start doing this......I learn my make up brushes like never
    Dresses & Denim

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    1. Hahaha I feel ya Carly! Thanks girl!

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  12. I really needed that post! thank You for sharing, babe!

    Paulina

    shenanigan-ska.blogspot.com

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  13. That's such a good idea, I need to try that
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  14. Ahhh, I definitely have some makeup brushes that need to be cleaned, haha!

    -Court
    www.thegoldentabby.com

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  15. hello pretty girl!!
    such a nice blog you have
    photos give me a lot of inspirations <3
    love it !!!!!!
    color and style of your blog is awesome, great job!
    I`m here first time so I wanna to ask you, how about follow each other, for keep in touch. Let me know I will follow back you with a big pleasure.
    Will be great back to yourblog, read and comment your posts :)

    Have an inspiring and beautiful day :)

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  16. great brush:)
    kisses

    http://irreplaceable-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  17. Great post!
    Maybe we can follow to each other?
    Let me know! :)

    www.anetesdomas.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! Just followed you :)

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  18. That's a great tip.
    With your post, I was reminded that I need to clean up my brushes this week LOL
    Thanks

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  19. I'm so bad at cleaning my makeup brushes! I def need to step it up. Great tips!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  20. Such a great post. I like it so much.

    I love your blog design <3
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  21. Thanks for this post, it will help me with my brushes!!
    xx

    www.laurastream.blogspot.com

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  22. Great tip, thx for sharing.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  23. Great post! Love this a lot.

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  24. Thanks for the tips! I need to start cleaning my brushes more.

    Natalie
    www.urbanwrinkle.com

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  25. Thank you for this! I have been in desperate need of doing this!

    StyledByBlondie.com

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  26. Hello darling thank for tips ...I have to wash my foundation brush again its gonna be pretty filthy have a nice weekend

    http://evelynvonjameson.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Evelyn! Enjoy your weekend! xx

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  27. Great tips, lady! Reminds me- I should give my brushes a scrub this weekend! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  28. I dont know the last time I cleaned my makeup brushes! I need to do that!
    kelseybang.com

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    1. It's so easy to forget! Thanks Kelsey!

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  29. Ahh, you right...time to clean the brushes. I believe I never cleaned mines though...ooops :)))


    Lots of love,

    Nicoleta
    http://reinventyourself.guide

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  30. I am so bad at staying on top of cleaning my brushes too! But it is so necessary! Baby Shampoo is seriously the best for it!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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    1. I know me too - trying to get in a better routine! Thank you Kelly! Have a great weekend! xx

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  31. Similar story here.Only difference is I wash them at night and leave them on my working table to dry and I dont like to do it at all for some unknown reason.

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  32. I am so bad about cleaning my brushes! I need to do it more often!

    xo, Jordan
    braidsandbuttercream.blogspot.com

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