Makeup Brush School: How To Use a Makeup Brush Cleaner

Cleaning make-up brushes isn’t the most exciting task, but it should always be a part of your beauty regimen. Dirt and oil accumulate on your brushes and can give you bad skin. So, follow these simple steps to learn how to keep your brushes in their best condition, and even make them last longer.

Start by running your brushes under warm water, to rinse out residual make-up. Hold you brush with the bristles facing downwards to avoid getting water in the part where the handle meets the head. This ensures that you don’t accidentally loosen the glue that holds the bristles together! Add a small amount of mild soap or shampoo to your makeup brush bristles.

Sweep and swirl your brush on the textured surface of your makeup brush cleaner.

Rinse the brush tip under running water again. Repeat steps two and three until the water runs clear from the brush. Make sure you squeeze and form your brushes back to their original shape.

4. DRY
Finally lay your brushes flat on a towel and allow them to air dry! Repeat with all of your brushes!

And there you have it: squeaky clean brushes that will last a very long time!

For a video tutorial click here.

Words by: Photographs by: John Buddee / Crosby