How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

1 / Start with a cleanser that is recommended for your brand of brush or from a makeup stylist.

2 / Hold your brush so the bristles are facing down. You want to keep the handle relatively dry and not let water run down the bristles and into the handle.

3 / Pour the cleanser into the palm of your hand; about a nickel size amount or more depending on the size of the brush

4 / Gently dab your brush into the cleanser

5 / Swirl the brush around your hand to distribute the cleanser throughout the bristles

6 / Rinse the brush in clean water, holding the bristles downward

7 / Gently squeeze the bristles together to form the original shape of the brush while removing excess water

8 / Line your freshly cleaned brushes along the rim of the sink to keep their shape while they dry; about 24 hours. You can also purchase this product to speed up the drying time and keep the shape of your brushes.


  1. September 10, 2012 / 1:08 PM

    Your brushes look gorgeous – even in the first pictures! All chunky and bristly! I have serious brush-envy!!


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