Paige Eades

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How I Clean My Makeup Brushes

Now, I am not going to lie about the fact this post has probably been written, published and deleted 3 times. Why, you ask me? Well, I have no idea; it was probably the fact that I thought a post on how I was my makeup brushes was too beauty related for a lifestyle blog! However, I have eventually decided to post another one and with any luck, it will stay!

Before I begin, I have to say that is is very important that you do wash your makeup brushes due to hygiene reasons. I wash mine every week as I wear makeup everyday, and it can vary depending on person to person. It is advised to wash your makeup brushes as when you apply makeup you are covering the bacteria and pores on your face with product, therefore transferring all of the icky stuff onto your brush. The more you use your makeup brushes, the more bacteria gets on them and each time you apply your makeup the old bacteria is passed onto your skin. This is the reason for breakouts and odd spots appearing on your face if your makeup brushes haven't been washed.

My cleaning routine is really simple; all I do is grab a bowl and add warm water, a little bit of fairy liquid, the tiniest amount of vegetable oil and leave my brushes to soak for about a minute. The oil stops the brushes from becoming dry and brittle. After this, I just swirl the brush on my hand until all of the makeup is off and just wash off the soapy mixture with some warm water. Then, I just leave them to dry overnight on a towel with the brush facing down!

How do you wash your makeup brushes?


  1. I've never worn makeup so I had no idea just how vital cleaning the brushes was. It sounds pretty obvious now that you've explained everything, but I never thought about it before. Gosh the things you learn on the internet!

    1. It had never occurred to me until I read a post about it a couple of years ago - I thought it would be a good idea to spread the message! I like how you have never worn makeup, it shows your confidence within yourself - I hope to try this sometime! x

  2. This is such a lovely and helpful post! I never have washed makeup brushes in my life! I just buy new ones really need to take these Tips on board I think x


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