How I Wash My Makeup Brushes

Washing your makeup brushes is extremely important, because all the dirt and old makeup in the brushes can clog your pores and break you out.

Alot of you girls wanted to know how I wash my makeup brushes. I've researched alot on the internet and this is the most popular way of washing makeup brushes. I always wash my brushes this way and I haven't had any problems. 

Getting started!
You'll need two things, 
- A dishwashing soap
-Olive oil (to moisturize the brushes otherwise they'll get dry and shed alot)
- A CD (optional)

I'm using a dish-washing soap called Fairy, but if you're scared of using a dish-washing soap you can opt for a baby shampoo, or an antibacterial hand-wash. ALL of these are safe and will not ruin your brushes.
Olive oil will not stay on the brushes and make them oily or anything. 

Take a plate and put olive oil on one side and the soap on the other side.

Now, dip your brush and swirl it around in the mixture.

Now, swirl the brush around on your palm, this will help the mixture absorb and clean each and every bristle. I don't like doing this on my hand because my hands get very dry. I prefer to use a clean CD, you can use any flat thing you can find. 

After that run the brush under water. Now, here's where the damage happens. You do not want your brushes upright because the water will run into the brush handle and loosen the glue. Which will result in the brush bristles falling out. Wash the brush facing downwards or sideways. Make sure all the soap is out. And then gently squeeze the bristles to get rid of excess water.

Now for drying the brushes. Never put them in this position because the water will go downwards into the brush handle and will loosen the glue.

I like to store mine on a table like this.

Before and after. Look how clean the brush (on the right looks). Love the feeling of clean brushes.

I hope this post is helpful. Leave me a comment and let me know what you would like to read next.

1 comment

  1. I had no idea about mixing in olive oil! Thanks for the tip.
    Btw, where did you get the 4 piece Kabuki brush set from?


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