5 steps to clean your precious weapon: Makeup Brushes


Brushes are as important as the clean canvas for a masterpiece. Similarly, clean make-up brushes are as important as healthy skin for a flawless makeup. I don’t want to talk about the reasons for cleaning your brushes, we already know it. But I want to talk about the easiest way to clean your brushes to make it an integral part of beauty routine. It isn’t the most glamorous task in the world but it’s worth it. Not only will cleaning brushes will sanitize it but also condition those expensive brushes – who doesn’t want to keep these tools forever. Today I am going to tell you how I deep clean my makeup brushes in the easiest way plus a drying hack.

Mario Dedivanovic’s divulged his love for his makeup tools in The Masterclass, Dubai.

Mario loves his brushes and he said that he still uses one he bought the day before he met Kim. “I love them.”, said Mario. “Some of them look crazy, but I’ve manipulated them over the years to do exactly what I want them to do.” He uses baby shampoo and tea tree oil to wash his brushes. Now, this is something I am going to do right now!

Bobbi Brown explains how to clean your makeup brushes here.

Here are 5 steps to clean your precious weapon: Makeup Brushes:

  1. Take out all your dirty brushes for cleaning
  2. Dampen the brush slightly with lukewarm water. (Try not to dampen the mouth of the brushes from which it holds the bristles.)
  3. Put some baby shampoo in a bowl and dip the brush in it.
  4. Swirl the bristles of the brush in your hand or the egg-shaped brush cleaner. Adding a little bit of water to lather and then wash the product off.
  5. Squeeze out excess product and repeat if necessary.


Voila! Your brush is clean and now it is ready to use after it is dry. Luckily, I got a case with Real Technique’s brushes to hold the brushes upside down. For my other brushes, I learned this amazing technique on Pinterest.   to dry your brushes upside down. It is imperative to dry your brushes upside down to avoid water entering the base of the brush as it can break down the glue that holds the bristles together. All you need is a hanger and hair ties.

That’s it! Pretty easy to do it. Let me know what is your favorite way to clean your brush. Will you try hanger and hair ties trick to dry your precious weapon.


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  1. What a great idea with the hanger! I use the Sigma Dry n Shape and I absolutely love it!

    1. I find this drying hack quite useful. I am glad that you liked it. Thanks 🙂

  2. I love these tips! I found a brush scrubber actually at Daiso!

    1. Daiso is a great place to find useful things. I found this scrub in Daiso too. Thanks 🙂

  3. I should try those out. I feel like there’s still some shampoo residue though whenever I clean them with my Sephora brush shampoo!


    1. Try baby shampoo, I have been cleaning my brushes with this and trust me, as of now, I am not disappointed a bit! Thanks 🙂

  4. Thanks a lot! I am always too lazy to clean my brushes, such a bad habit. Since I also have ones from Real Techniques it really shouldn’t be difficult to dry them afterwards.

  5. The first thing I saw when I clicked on this blog post was your coat hanger trick; how awesome! Like you, I have the real technique pouches, which is fine usually as they’re the brushes I mainly use, but I didn’t know how to dry the rest of my brushes without them going damp! I’m definitely going to be utilizing this trick in the future.

    1. Thanks…I am glad that you liked this hack. 🙂

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