How to clean your brushes

Hey guys! I'm so excited to be back! I'm sorry I haven't been posting much, but there's a lot going on now and I promise I'll be back soon with new videos and stuff! Anyways, I have wanted to share with you how I clean my makeup brushes for MONTHS, and decided that I was finally going to do it because "the perfect time" will probably never come (because this is a such a huge deal).

But first things first, why is it so important to clean your brushes? You have to remember that the makeup you use leaves bacteria on your brushes and makeup sponges, which go directly to your face and can cause you acne if they haven't been appropriately cleaned.

With that being said, let's get started!

There are different ways to clean your brushes. You can either buy soaps that are designed for this work, or you can do what I did: Find a cheaper method. Because this is something you're going to (or you are supposed to) do regularly, you may run out of it quickly, so you may found this method helpful.


You can either use baby shampoo or dish soap and mix it with coconut or olive oil. I usually buy my dish soap at the Dollar Tree, and what I like about this method is that I can use these products for multiple reasons. I usually use 3 spoons of soap and 1 of oil, but that depends on how many brushes you have.

You can also use your hands to rub your brushes, or you can get this really cool silicone that makes everything easier and faster without damaging your skin (shout-out to my mother in law for getting it for me). You can buy it here.

Remember to wash them with warm water. Not hot, not cold, but warm. Otherwise, the brushes are going to get damaged. You also want to wash your brushes facing down, otherwise the water is going to get to the fibers that hold hairs and you can say goodbye to your brushes.

Now, for the sponges I do the same thing, but because that's not enough (see the picture below) I put them on a bowl with water, soap, and oil, and let them rest for 30 minutes. After that, I wash them again and voilà! They look brand new.

You also want to store them facing down for the same reason I explained earlier and make sure you rinse them well. Both the brushes and the sponges, otherwise there's going to be some product left on them. It can be makeup or soap, and both can cause you acne and or/allergies, so be aware of that. 

If you are wondering when you can use your brushes again, they're usually dry by the next day.

Hope you guys found this helpful. Let me know if you have any questions below!

Until next time,