How To Clean Cosmetic Brushes Quickly – Step By Step

Cosmetic brushes are those tools that make the process of makeup easy. Investing in a good quality of makeup brushes would never turn out to be futile. It is very important to clean makeup brushes from time to time. Ideally, if you are one who uses makeup brushes very often then cleaning it every week is a must. Unclean brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria. And further, if these brushes are not clean, then the same bacteria transfer to your makeup. And finally, every time you apply that makeup to your skin, the innocent skin catches all those bacteria! These bacteria cause breakouts which lead to those pesky marks which never want to leave the facial skin.

How To Clean Cosmetic Brushes Quickly - Step By Step

Reading all these would have already motivated you to clean your makeup brushes! It is not mandatory to buy those makeup brush shampoos which are quite expensive. To do this only a couple of products are needed, which every household would normally have. Lets see How To Clean Cosmetic Brushes Quickly at home.

Materials required: coconut oil, normal hair shampoo, 2 small bowls

Step 1: Lay out all the brushes that are to be cleaned.

Step2: Take a bowl, preferably a plastic one. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into the bowl.

Step 3: Dip all the brushes one by one into the bowl and swirl the brush in the bowl. Make sure that bristles of the brushes are coated evenly with the coconut oil.

Step 4: Take another bowl and add water until it is half filled. Add a tablespoon of your daily hair shampoo or makeup brush cleanser and mix this until the shampoo completely dissolves into the water.

Step 5: Take out all the oil soaked brushes and dip it in this shampoo solution. Swirl the bristles of the brush until all the particles from the brush are released into the shampoo solution or until you find that the brush is clean.

Step 6: Rinse all the brushes in plain water and squeeze the excess water by gently pressing the bristles with fingers.

Step 7: Lay out all the clean makeup brushes onto a tissue paper and allow it to air dry. Do not use a hair dryer or any other tool to make it dry fast as it may result in damaging the bristles.

The next day the brushes would be dry and ready to use. Apt time to do this process would be at night so that the next day brushes would be dry and ready for action. The reason why coconut oil is used to clean makeup brushes is because; it has both antifungal and antibacterial properties. Also don’t forger to clean makeup sponges after every use.


*Written By Aiswarya
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  • June 13, 2017


    This method of cleaning brushes seems fast and won’t tamper brushes either!
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  • June 13, 2017

    Anita Singh

    Ye to bahut accha method share kiya 👍👍

  • June 15, 2017


    I clean them this way…all that I wish that they dried up quickly..Nice post.. 🙂 🙂
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