How to Clean Makeup Brushes *Easy*


No time to clean your make up brushes following a 20-step by step tutorial?

Cleansing sprays or soap are too expensive?

Well, let me tell you the easiest and effective way to keep your brushes and beauty blenders clean!

Let me start by saying that you should clean all of them at least once a week or two weeks, depending on if you wear makeup every day or just something casual. Also, cleaning your brushes is a small step for healthy skin!


Fill a large bowl with water and put it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes until it’s hot.

*Faster way* You can also put your kettle on and use the boiling water, but make sure to wait a little bit so it’s not actually boiling.



Add shampoo (be generous) any kind will do, but my advice it’s to not use anything out of the ordinary, go for a brand like Dove or Pantene.


Soak your brushes in the hot water and rinse with cold water. Then soak it again in the hot water and use your hand and fingers to deep clean it like you wash your hair but more gently.


Ideally, you should hang your brushes to dry naturally. Amazon sells special drying rack holders for 9€.

But you can do a little DIY and put them like the photo below.


If you can do any of the above, just lay your brushes flat but let the bristles hang over the edge.


Let them dry completely and you’ll have brand new brushes!

For beauty blenders or sponges: 

1- Grab a smaller bowl with the same shampoo and hot water.

2- Squish your beauty blender so it soaks up with the water mix and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds.

3- Without burning yourself, keep squishing it with warm water until the foam that comes out it’s clean. Then rinse, rinse and rinse (a lot) with cold water.

**Beauty blenders or makeup sponges need to be dried naturally (really important). It will take longer for them to completely dry than the brushes.


Hope this post was useful. I will come back with another post on Sunday!

Judith xx

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