How to Wash Makeup Brushes?

In this article, you will get to know the various ways to wash makeup brushes. Makeup brushes are the most intimate part of makeup and keeping them clean and hygiene are very important. So, we need to wash makeup brushes one or twice a week. Makeup brushes are used for different makes ups and you need to brush different shades of makeup. Sometimes over layering of this shades will not give you the perfect shade of the makeup. The brushes are used to on your skin and this fact are enough to make us realize that how important it is to clean and maintain the cleanliness of the brushes

Makeup brushes need to be cleaned without fail. Wash the once in every week to remove build-up of makeup products over the bristles and to prevent the bacterial growth. is regularly prevented. There are various ways to wash makeup brushes and in this article will discuss the simple and easy steps to wash makeup brushes. These tips are very simple but yet cut throat professional in nature. Here are useful tips for washing the makeup brushes.

How to Wash Makeup Brushes?

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1.) Baby Shampoo to Wash Makeup Brushes

Baby shampoos are mild and can be used for perfect washing of the brushes. Soaps can cause damage to the bristles of the brush. They can cause the falling of the bristles as they work like a glue.

  • Take a small amount of baby shampoo in your palm and dissolve it with water now dab the brush.
  • Swirl the brush and rub the brush in  a circular motion. Be careful do not rub too hard this will damage the bristles.
  • Rinse the brushes under running water rub the brushes with your fingers gently under running water to clean it from the soaps and dirt.
  • Place the brushes on a towel or paper tissue and let them dry.
  • If you have to use them immediately just use your blower to blow dry the brushes.

2.) Bar Soap to Wash Makeup Brushes

You can also use a mild soap to wash your makeup brushes. It is simple and easy way to clean your brushes. Here are the simple steps to use a bar soap to wash makeup brushes:

  • Wet the bar soap. This will soften the bar and it will be easy for you to swirl the brush. You can use warm water for best results this will soften the bar quickly.
  • Swirl the brush on the bar soap.
  • Rub it gently. Do not allow the soap to linger on your brush for too long.
  • Rinse the brushes under running water rub the brushes with your fingers gently under running water to clean it from the soaps and dirt.
  • Place the brushes on a towel or paper tissue and let them dry.
  • If you have to use them immediately just use your blower to blow dry the brushes.

3.) Olive Oil to Wash Makeup Brushes

Olive oil is best for washing makeup brushes. You can use extra virgin olive oil with soap to maintain your makeup brushes. They do not damage the bristles and helps them to stay well maintained and undamaged for long time. Always remember to use a good quality extra virgin oil for this purpose other oil will not cleanse the brushes rather will end up damaging the bristles and cause them to fall off. The virgin oil has deep moisturizing properties of suitable oils.

Here are simple steps to use olive oil for washing the makeup brushes. You will require a large – medium size dinner plate:

  • Add some baby soap or a shampoo and olive oil in the ratio of 3:1 in a dinner plate.
  • You can also use a bowl. Pour the shampoo and olive oil in the same proportion. But it should be enough to cover the bottom of the bowl.
  • Damp the bristles slightly in luke warm water.
  • Swirl the brush around on the. Continue till all the bristles are coated with the mixture.
  • If it’s a flat brush continue to swirl the brush just sweep side-to-side on the back side of your hand until the bulk of the cosmetic residue is gone.
  • Rinse the brush and your hand in lukewarm water
  • repeat until the bristles are clean.
  • Place the brushes on a towel or paper tissue and let them dry.
  • If you have to use them immediately just use your blower to blow dry the brushes.

4.) Use Cleansers to Wash Makeup Brushes 

There are cleansers available to cleanse makeup brushes you can get any one of them to clean the makeup brushes. This cleansers are anti bacterial and ensures the prevention of germs on the bristles.

Here are the steps for using this cleansers:

  • Take some water in a bottle, you can use a jug or a glass if you wish.
  • Pour the correct amount of  cleanser in to it. The correct amount of water depends on the number and size of the brushes you want to wash.
  • Add a tea-spoon of mild shampoo.
  • Add a conditioner and
  • Stir them properly.
  • Place the brush into the solution and keep it for a few minutes.
  • After 5-6 minuter swirl the brush.
  • Rub it gently.
  • Rinse the brushes under running water rub the brushes with your fingers gently under running water to clean it from the soaps and dirt.
  • Place the brushes on a towel or paper tissue and let them dry.
  • If you have to use them immediately just use your blower to blow dry the brushes.

You can also make the solution using the above mentioned ingredients – Water, cleanser, baby shampoo and conditioner. Pour them into a spray bottle and use it for cleaning your brushes.

5.) Use Alcohol  to Wash Makeup Brushes

You can also sue alcohol to wash make up brushes. Alcohol has many beneficial properties you can use this properties to clean and wash makeup brushes.


Here are the simple and easy steps to wash makeup brushes using alcohol:

  • Take some water in a bottle, you can use a jug or a glass if you wish. You can take 250 ml of water.
  • Pour 50 ml of alcohol to make a solution
  • Pour the correct amount of  cleanser in to it. The correct amount of water depends on the number and size of the brushes you want to wash. You can use have tea-spoon of cleanser.
  • Add a half  tea-spoon of mild shampoo.
  • Add a tea-spoon of conditioner.
  • Stir them properly.
  • Place the brush into the solution and keep it for a few minutes.
  • After 5-6 minuter swirl the brush.
  • Rub it gently.
  • Rinse the brushes under running water rub the brushes with your fingers gently under running water to clean it from the soaps and dirt.
  • Place the brushes on a towel or paper tissue and let them dry.
  • If you have to use them immediately just use your blower to blow dry the brushes.

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