How I Clean My Makeup Brushes

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Brushes are a haven for bacteria and gross stuff so keeping them clean is important! Here’s how I clean my brushes and beauty blenders.


I have a ‘shade n’ swap’ by W7 which dusts excess powder off brushes between uses. So handy for swatching or when you want to use one brush for two or more colours.


This is Primark’s brush cleanser. I simply spray my brushes with it, rub the cleanser in a bit and leave them to dry.


Every couple of weeks I do a deep clean, where I wash brushes with warm water and baby shampoo. I also use a silicone pad that gets right into the bristles. I then leave them to dry for a day in a pot!

Beauty Blenders can get gross really quickly so each time I use them I make sure to completely saturate them with warm water and squeeze it out. I then use baby shampoo to clean them more thoroughly every couple of weeks and if there’s any stubborn stains I use cheap bar soap to remove them!

Go on, admit it… when’s the last time you cleaned your brushes?


7 thoughts on “How I Clean My Makeup Brushes

  1. I had never seen the shade n swap before. That’s a cool little gadget to have. I have a brush cleanser too and for deep cleaning, I use a foaming hand soap. As for how long it’s been since the last time I cleaned my brushes…I plead the fifth.


    • W7 isn’t widely sold (I’ve only ever seen it in one shop and I think it’s only available in the UK!) but there’s a few more expensive versions of it like the shade switch, it’s so handy!


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