How to clean your makeup brushes so simply and easily that you’ll actually enjoy the task.
Let me ask you, when was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? If you can’t remember, that means it’s been much too long!
This is something I’m totally guilty of myself. I try to clean my makeup brushes every couple weeks or so. But it’s often such a chore I let it stretch out to a month or longer.
Just like your skin, your makeup brushes need to be cleanse regularly. The fibres of your makeup brushes hold on to product, dirt, grime, and oils that harbour nasty bacteria and clog pores.
Not only is it bad for your skin, but it hinder the brushes ability to properly apply makeup and shortens the lifespan of your brushes.
How often should you clean your makeup brushes?
The general rule of thumb is to wash your makeup brushes weekly. Particularly your foundation and concealer brushes that do heavy duty makeup applications. Brushes for eyeshadow, brows and liner should be cleaned at least ever 2 weeks, but if you have sensitive eyes, weekly is always a better option.
What to clean your make brushes with?
I know the thought of cleaning your makeup brushes weekly sounds very cumbersome and time consuming, but I’ve just discovered a tool that makes it all too easy!
I recently got this electric brush cleaner set from Amazon and it’s turn one of my least favourite chores into a fun and strangely satisfying activity.
This electric brush cleaner is so easy to use. It cleans, rinses and dries your brushes easily and simply. And best of all it only takes about 10-15 minute to clean my entire brush collection.
This Amazon electric brush cleaner set comes with 4 basic parts
- cleaning bowl
- electric spinner
- set of 8 rubber collars
- holder for collars and spindle holder
How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes
with this Cleaning Kit
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Instructions for how to clean the your makeup brushes with the electric makeup brush cleaner and dryer:
- Fill the cleaning blow about half way with a mixture of warm water and brush cleaner solution. I typically use shampoo to clean my makeup brushes, but you can also buy dedicated brush cleaner solutions as well.
- Find the suitable collars that will snugly fit your brush handle and insert the brush into the spinner.
- Dip the brush in the cleaning solution saturate the brush.
- Then spin for about 10-15 seconds product is removed from the brush.
- Fill the container with clean water and spin the brush again for 10-15 second to rinse away soap.
- Empty out the container and spin the brush for about 10 seconds to dry your brush. And you’re done!
Additional tips for cleaning your makeup brushes
I can typically do a few brushes at a time in same the cleaning solution. However if your brushes are particularly dirty, you’ll want to change out the cleaning solution and water out every time between brushes.
The bigger the brush is the less solution you’ll need in the container. If you have too much solution it will overflow when you spin the brush.
Make sure you pick a collar that’s a tight fit on the brush handle in order for you to properly clean your brush. If it’s too big it will wobble, (or worse – fall out and make a mess) and not be able to spin as efficiently to clean your brush.
This makeup brush cleaning kit has made it so easy to clean my makeup brushes. It’s so satisfying to see how clean they come out, and they feel so much better on my skin when I use them.
Don’t use water that is too hot, this can melt the glue that holds your makeup brush together and result in losing bristles from your brush.
Electric Makeup Brush Cleaner Set Review
I’ve had this Amazon electric brush cleaner set for about a few months now and I’ve been absolutely loving it. It’s one of the most useful beauty tools I have and I know I’ll continue using for a long time to come.
This electric makeup brush cleaner makes cleaning my brushes so much easier and faster. Now I can say I clean my brushes on a fairly regular schedule now and even developed a strange love doing it since it feels so satisfying.
I also noticed I’m breaking out a less from using cleaner brushes which is a bonus on it’s own as well! For about $25 it’s definitely worth a buying to reduce the hassle of cleaning your makeup brushes manually.
Think you’d try this electric makeup brush cleaner for yourself?
Let me know in the comments below!
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saTanjaMay 24, 2021
These brush cleaner’s sets seem so cool! I had this problem, whenever I tried to clean mine by hands they came out very hard and thick.
EileenMay 27, 2021
Agreed, it’s hard to do it manually and get it properly done!
PalomaMay 24, 2021
That brush cleaner looks amazing, need to try it! Thanks for sharing 🙂
EileenMay 27, 2021
Thanks so much Paloma!
MicaMay 23, 2021
I love the idea of a little makeup brush cleaner machine like this but now I’m no longer wearing makeup it doesn’t feel like a good idea – haha! I used to wear makeup to the office but I don’t go regularly now, I work from home most of the time!
Hope you had a great weekend! It was a busy one here! 🙂
EileenMay 23, 2021
It’s so good to give your skin a break from makeup. I love it too much to give it up!
Hope you had lovely weekend as well!