Keeping your makeup brushes clean and sparkly is so important ladies. I too was so lazy when I began to wear makeup. I’m not sure if I ever washed some of the brushes I used (GASP! Terrible I know!!). I also really struggled to find anything that cleaned my brushes really well and was easy to use so it was always a task I put off time and time again.
This all changed when I was introduced to my favourite makeup brush soap, the Dr. Bronners Liquid Castille Soap. I can’t stop raving about the true wonders of this product!! First of all, I love the ethos of the brand as the products are made from all organic ingredients and is fair trade. This particular product is an 18-in-1 and is perfect for cleaning just about anything. However, I can only vouch for its greatness at cleaning makeup brushes and utensils.
I try to wash my most used makeup brushes and beauty blender weekly. The thought of makeup and bacteria building up any longer is a horrible thought for me. I begin to see breakouts in the areas I am most likely to use the brushes if I leave cleaning them longer than one week. It is recommended that brushes used for liquid foundations are washed daily, and whilst I am sure that is true, I just don’t really have the time, so weekly it is.
Keep reading to find out how I use this product to keep my makeup brushes squeaky clean (A little demo video included):
WHAT YOU NEED
A sink or a cup of water
A dry towel
Your dirty brushes
Dr Bronner’s Castille Soap (in the scent of your choosing)
- Dip the tip of the brush (or submerge the beauty blender) into lukewarm water – ensure not to get the handle wet (Clean brushes one at a time)
- Apply a few drops of the soap directly onto your brush and work the product into the brush with your fingers
- Using a swirling motion gently rub the tip of the brush against your palm – the product should foam up really well and you should see the makeup coming off.
4. Lightly squeeze the product to the top of the bristles and dip into the clean water to remove the makeup and residue product.
5. I continue step 3 and 4 with the excess product or add more depending on the difficulty of removing those stains.
6. Lay brushes onto the clean and dry towel, patting the brush heads down to ensure any excess water is removed.
7. Leave brushes to dry (ideally overnight).
- Don’t post-pone cleaning your brushes, as it will be very very hard for even this product to lift makeup stains that have been sitting for months on end. If this doesn’t have your beauty blender looking brand new, it’s probably been dirty for too long.
- Be very gentle when doing this with beauty blenders to ensure there is no ripping.
I can’t recommend this product enough! It does a beautiful job at removing makeup stains from brushes and is priced really well for the multiple uses the product has.
Let me know if you have used this product before and what your thoughts were.
As always, thanks for reading beauties.