How To Clean Makeup Brushes

Sunday, April 26, 2015


I am back with another exciting post! On my "Jessup Brush Review" post, I asked you guys if you wanted me to make a tutorial on how I clean my brushes, and I have received a few replies, so here I am with the tutorial featuring my new Jessup brushes. I have tested them out with my makeup and they worked great. I recently bought an eye shadow palette that I would love to write a review on, so let me know if you guys would want to see it. Anyways, I have used these brushes for awhile just to prepare for the tutorial, and sadly, I wasn't able to take a photo of the brushes when they were dirty to create a before and after photo which was the one thing I really wanted to do for this tutorial. I am really excited as this is going to be my first tutorial, so bear with me. :)



The amount depends on how big your brush is, but make sure to add the same amounts of both dish wash soap and olive oil. I was using my powder brush which is a pretty big brush, so I added more, but if you are using eye brushes, I suggest using 1/2 tablespoon. Also, feel free to add more if you are cleaning multiple brushes.




I recommend rinsing the brushes after your cleansed them with the soap and olive oil just to wash off the remaining dish soap on your brush. Make sure to wash the brush thoroughly. :)


Try to reshape the brush to how its original form. Also, please excuse the awkward hair sticking out. :S


When you are drying your brushes, try to place the brushes facing downward because if you place the brushes facing upward, the water will be trapped inside the hair and that could be bad for your brushes. It's best to hang them upside down to air dry, but because I didn't have anything to hang my brushes with, I used a napkin and a cup. If you are like me, all you need to do is place a napkin inside the cup and place your brushes on top of the napkin. That way, it would be able to absorb the water. 
This way will take longer usually up to 1 day. 

I hope this tutorial was clear, if not, please let me know. I hope you all enjoyed this post, and I will be back with another outfit post soon. Hopefully tomorrow, if not, the day after that. Hope you all have a wonderful day! Thanks for reading. <3






18 comments

  1. Thank you as hardly wear make up and genuinely didn't know, but sending your post onto friends who do! Thank for sharing!

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing and for the information. I need to clean mine and while it's on my mind, I should go ahead and do it.

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  3. Wow I never knew you needed to add the olive oil. I have always just washed them with shampoo actually. This is very interesting I'll have to try it next time.

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  4. Oh what a great idea. I think I tend to buy new brushes. I should really try this.

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  5. I've always just bought new brushes instead of cleaning them. This is a great way to prolong the life of makeup brushes.

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  6. I love using dish soap or tear free shampoo to clean my makeup brushes. I've never heard of using olive oil to clean them, so I will have to give that a try.

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  7. This post is so timely for me! I was just thinking this weekend that I needed to clean my brushes. Now I know exactly what to do. Thanks!

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  8. These are great tips. I only have one brush but I don't know that I have ever cleaned it. How sad is that?

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  9. Cleaning the make up brushes can really prolong the life of the brushes. This are simple to follow instructions on cleaning make up brushes.

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  10. I love this idea to clean out my make up brushes. I need to remember to do this more often to my make up brushes.

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  11. I am saving this for future reference. I never know how to clean my brushes so this is immensely helpful!

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  12. Thanks for sharing about this. What I usually do is throw my makeup brushes away when they are kinda old or itchy. I don't know how to clean them. Now I know, so thank you so much for this!

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  13. This is awesome and I have never cleaned my make-up brushes before I would just throw them away. I didn't know what to use for cleaning the make-up brushes. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Honestly, I don't wear makeup much therefore I never had to worry about cleaning my brushes. I didn't realize there was a right way to clean them so thanks for sharing.

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  15. Thanks for sharing. If my daughter doesn't clean hers regularly, they make me sneeze when I'm around them.

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  16. Thank you for this. My wife is always looking for ways to clean her brushes and now I can show her this article.

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  17. My wife usually usually uses something like baby shampoo to clean her brushes. I'm going to show her this so she can see if she wants to try this out instead.

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  18. Informative tutorial! I didn't know about drying the brushes downwards, great tip :)

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