How To Clean Makeup Brushes

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What do you do when your makeup brushes get all soiled and full of colour? Do you panic easy and buy a new brush? If yes, don’t. Here’s a quick guide that helps you clean brushes at home in a matter of minutes:

First examine the brush use. If it is heavily soiled, then it requires deep cleaning. If you have used the brush for applying powder, then it requires a light cleaning.



  1. Soak brush bristles in lukewarm water. Don’t use hot water because it spoils the bristles. while washing bristles under lukewarm water, avoid the area where the handle meets the head. If water gets in this area it will unhinge the glue that holds the bristles and ruin your brush.
  2. Take a bowl and fill it with lukewarm water (quarter cup).
  3. Pour a small amount of baby shampoo into the bowl.
  4. Swirl the brush bristles into the shampoo for 2 to 3 minutes and work it into a lather. Do not immerse the handle into the water — just the bristles.
  5. Remove the brush and gently squeeze the excess water out of the bristles.
  6. Now run the bristles again under lukewarm water.
  7. Cover bristles with soft cotton cloth and dry.
  8. Now lay the brush down on a hard surface and let them dry. the bristles should not touch the surface.


  1. Pour a drop of your cooking oil onto a paper towel.
  2. Run the brush on the oil as if you were painting something. Do not squeeze the brush hard against the paper towel.
  3. Now pour lukewarm water on the bristles (the same way it is mentioned above).
  4. Pour baby shampoo into your palms.
  5. Swirl the brush against the shampoo. Ensure the bristles touch your skin.
  6. You will soon see the residue leaving the brush and dirtying the lather on your hand.
  7. Now run the bristles again under lukewarm water.
  8. Gently dry the brush with a cotton cloth.
  9. Lay the brush down to dry on a hard surface. Ensure the bristles do not touch the surface.

That’s it. Follow this routine regularly and your makeup brushes will remain as good as new.



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