My Go-To Guide for Clean Makeup Brushes

My Go-To Guide for Clean Makeup Brushes

I don’t use a lot of makeup but I love it when I do. The love of applying makeup comes with additional responsibility of taking it off not just from the face but the brushes as well.

While we all know that it’s bad for us to use dirty makeup brushes, but I have seen lot of women ignoring the importance of it.

If you ask me how often do I clean my makeup brushes? The answer is atleast once a week – c’mon you wash your face twice a day, we can give atleast that TLC to the tools.



As much as its important to get rid of bacteria, built up grease and grime, clean brushes also help in keeping the bristles soft and clean so my makeup goes on smoothly onto my skin. I feel women with oily or acne prone skin should clean their brushes atleast twice a week .

I recently tried my hands on makeup cleanser by MAC and I’m already loving it- it has the perfect solution that cleans well, conditions and disinfects the brushes leaving a fresh fragrance and perfectly clean. Also it doesn’t take forever to dry. So its a win-win!

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money buying products on pre-made brush cleaners, you can go the cheaper route by using items that may already be in your kitchen. I recently tried my hands on a DIY with some easily available, no-cost products that worked wonderfully for my Blender and sponge cleanser.

I just mixed a portion of Savlon moisturising hand wash and olive oil in half mug of water.

The benefits of using these two are- Savlon cleans well plus it’s antibacterial and olive oil keeps them soft.

Add the sponges and beauty blenders in the solution and wash -take it out from the mug and rinse well under tap water till all the soap has come out and they feel clean. Squeeze out the excess water and let them dry. Voila!

For me skin hygiene is very important, hence, while there are quite a few good cleansers available on the shelf I opt for the ones which don’t leave residues that harm the skin.

So if you want to get rid of acne issues and your visits to derma this little step will help you a long way!

I hope this helps the next time you think about cleaning out these expensive little tools.

Till next time!