Thursday, December 5, 2013

Lazy Girls Guide To: Cleaning Makeup Brushes

Hello Lovelies,

Every so often I like to clean my makeup brushes and I just cleaned them other day and decided to do a post on how I clean my brushes.

So me being a person that doesn't really like to clean much I like to make this process as easy and mess less as possible. I have split this process up into 4 easy steps!

Things You Will Need: 
1. Bowl (preferably plastic)
2. Baby Shampoo (or any other mild shampoo)
3. Small Towel (that you don't mind getting dirty)
4. Your Sink

How To:
1. Get your bowl and fill it with warm water. Make sure it is not hot so it wont damage your brushes. Add a squeeze of shampoo to the bowl.
2. Take a brush and gently swirl it around in the bowl until you feel it is clean.

3. Run the brush under cold water running from your sink and when finished squeeze off excess water with your fingers. 

4. Gently rub the bristle of the brush on the towel and place the head of the brush on the sides of the towel to dry.

And you're done! The process goes by pretty fast once you get the hang of the steps. I like to clean my brushes at night so that in the morning they will be dry and ready to use!

Hope this makes cleaning your makeup brushes easier!


  1. Thanks for the awesome tips! I'm so lazy when it comes to cleaning my makeup brushes! This will really help!

  2. Thanks for the nice tips! I try to clean my brushes twice a week. x

  3. Nice step by step! This is what I do except sometimes I use Cetaphil which I'm not sure is really good for the brushes lol
    atelier zozo

  4. Great post and lovely blog. Have followed x

  5. Thanks so much for these tips! I tend to add rubbing alcohol to non-synthetic brushes (I think I read that in some Vogue issue a long time ago), but it takes so much time for it to evaporate. I'm ashamed to say I'm very lazy about cleaning my brushes, but this seems to be so easy, I might just give it a try!
    Beauty Crumbs

    1. Ive never heard of using rubbing alcohol for non synthetic brushes but ill check it out!

  6. I will definitely be doing this next week! Thanks for the great tip :)

    Oh Hey Kayspray!

  7. I love that you posted this !
    it's so helpful, thank you :)

  8. Great post I'll use your advice and clean my makeup brushes today!

    Victoria ♥

  9. As Eleanora mentioned rubbing alcohol is good! I keep some in a spray bottle and spray my brushes after i've used them to keep them clean between washes :)


    1. That's a great tip! I will definitely be using it between washes! Thanks!