How To: Clean Your Make-Up Brushes

One of the most important questions to those who apply make-up everyday is, “How often do you clean your brushes?” Is it once a week? A month? Almost never? The answer should be once a week. There are many products you can use to clean your brushes, and most of them you can find sitting around your house.


  • Johnson’s Baby Shampoo
  • Vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Shampoo
  • Dish Soap
  • Gentle Face Wash (Cetaphil, Philosophy, etc.)

Some brands like BeautyBlender have their own make-up brush cleaner you can purchase (See here!)

Today was the day I needed to clean my brushes, especially since I am going on a Bachelorette Party this weekend and will be doing a few of the girls make-up. I am definitely one of those who clean their brushes about once a month because honestly it slips my mind sometimes and that’s okay, let’s just not make it a habit. ­čśë


I used { Dawn Dish Soap } because I was out of everything else and it needed to be done.

What you need: 

  • Make-up Brushes
  • Choice of Cleaner
  • Plate or a small bowl
  • Drying Mat or Towel

What you do:

  • Put a dollop of cleaner on the small plate or bowl (may need to re-apply)
  • Take your brush and mix it with the soap
  • Rinse all the soap out in the sink
  • Lay brushes flat on a drying mat/towel, or upside down so all water drips out of bristles
  • Let air dry


All done! Any questions or comments, feel free to ask!


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