How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes in 4 Easy Steps

When it comes to cleaning your makeup brushes, there are many methods that different people swear by. Although this idea was probably not mine, I did think of it and wondered if would be an effective way of cleaning them so I Googled it, and it turns out it is. So, although it’s not an original thought, here is how to clean your makeup brushes my way.


You’ll Need:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Dish Soap
  • Hot or Warm Water
  • Clean Towel or Dish Cloth
  • A Bowl and a Spoon

Step One

Get your water boiled and then it cool down a little. The reason I use hot water is because it kills bacteria but obviously you don’t want to burn yourself so you can let it cool down a little. Then you’re going to pour some water into the bowl and put a few pumps of dish soap in with it. After that, take one small spoonful of Coconut Oil into the water and mix it together with a spoon.

Why do I Use Coconut Oil?Β 

Soap and water dries things out. I simply use it because it keeps the bristles in good condition.


Step Two

Once you’ve got your cleaning mixture made up, you’re going to take a brush and swirl it in the bowl, covering the head of the brush competely. Keep swirling until you see makeup fall of the brush and into the water.



Step Three

Once you’re satisfied with how much makeup has fallen off the brush, you’re then going to take your brush and run under a tap to get all the excess makeup and soap out. Just like you would clean a paint brush, you can swirl the brush around on the palm of your hand in circular motions to get all the excess off under the water. Then what I do is using my thumb, I press on the bristles and stroke them forward, just to keep them in place and also make sure there’s no soap left in them.



Step Four

After all your brushes are clean, make sure all the bristles are in place and the brushes look in good shape, then you can either let them air dry, or what I do is use a hair dryer so they dry straight (Just like hair). If you do that, be sure not to put the hair dryer too close to the brushes. You don’t want to damage them. I love the Coconut Oil because it makes the brushes smell yummy. Another product I like to use is laundry detergent for babies (Such as ‘Dreft’) and Coconut Oil. Those make your brushes smell AMAZING and keep them so soft!


If you have any methods that you swear by, that maybe a little easier than mine, let me know πŸ™‚ Comment on the post below.


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Hi, I'm Laura and welcome to my blog. I'm a thirty-year-old stay-at-home mum of 3, Photography student and horse owner. Here is my life. I like to write about my children, Photography, life lessons, advice, fitness and lots more! Enjoy!

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