Tuesday, 20 February 2018

How I Clean My Makeup Brushes & Sponges



A little bit of a different post from me today, but I thought you all might like to know how I get my makeup brushes and sponges clean!

It's a chore that, if I'm honest, I absolutely hate and find so boring - but, it has to be done! And if you're going to do it, you have to do it properly don't you? I certainly don't want to be wiping manky makeup and bacteria on my face if I can help it!




To clean my makeup brushes I use a Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette, which has made cleaning my makeup brushes so easy! To actually clean the brushes I tend to use either washing up liquid or whatever shampoo I'm using, I then use the palette to really get in the nooks and crannies of the brushes and to make sure I get every last scrap of makeup out of them. I also fill up a sink of warm water to rinse out the shampoo/washing up liquid and then leave the brushes on the side overnight so that they're clean and dry to use the next day!




The method for cleaning my makeup sponges is a little bit different to cleaning the brushes, and is only a routine that I've discovered in the last couple of months. I get a cup and put in a little bit of vegetable oil and washing up liquid and then mix that with some warm water - I then place a makeup sponge in there for a minute or two and then rinse the sponge with clean warm water and then it's perfectly clean! Before I discovered this way of cleaning my sponges, I used to find it a nightmare getting them clean!


So, that's my super simple makeup brush/sponge cleaning routine! I can't stress enough how important it is to use clean makeup brushes - one, for hygiene, and two, I find that makeup applies so much better onto your face when you use a clean brush/sponge!


Let me know your tips for cleaning makeup brushes/sponges - I'd love to know!




CarrieFi x
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18 comments

  1. I find cleaning my brushes so, soo boring too! Using vegetable oil to clean your sponges is something I'd have never even have thought of, I'm glad it cleans them so easily! xx

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

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    1. The oil really pulls the dirt out of your brushes/sponges so easily! It's amazing!

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  2. It's my most hated task! I used to use baby shampoo and have some 10 year old MAC brushes still in great condition from that technique. But nowadays use the beauty blender cleanser for my brushes and sponges, as find it works really well and is a lot faster.

    Amy - ambeautyedit.com

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    1. I used to use baby shampoo but then I ran out, so I've just been using either washing up liquid or whatever shampoo I'm currently using. I've not seen the beauty blender cleanser -I'll have to keep an eye out for it!

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  3. I normally hate cleaning my brushes but you totally motivated me to do it today haha.. THANK YOU!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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  4. Makeup brush cleaning is such a chore i agree! But i use baby shampoo to clean mine!

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  5. Great post and a reminder to me that I really do need to clean my makeup brushes tonight 🙈

    Jade xx
    jademarie.co.uk

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  6. I find cleaning brushes and beauty blenders so therapeutic ahaha! I've never heard of using vegetable oil, I'll have to give that a go!
    jenny x | www.jennyrosee.com

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  7. This is a great post! I'm so lazy when it comes to cleaning my makeup brushes, but I'm trying to do it more often!
    xx
    http://www.lambassadrice.com/

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! I have to really force myself to clean my brushes, it's so easy to be lazy with it!

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  10. I absolutely dread cleaning my make up brushes - it's such a chore! Loved this post, I've never heard of this method for cleaning brushes before!

    Han x
    lifewithhan.blog

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