How To Clean Your Beauty Blender And MakeupBrushes

Hey guys! Out of all the many chores in life, like washing dishes, laundry, vacuuming – I would have to say cleaning out my makeup brushes used to be among one of my least favorite. I would spend so much time spraying it with brush cleaner rubbing it into a clean rag for what seemed to take FOREVER. Cleaning my beauty blender seemed like an even more daunting task, and I must admit, I used it for wayyy longer than I should’ve just because of not wanting to clean it.

Well worry and procrastinate NO MORE!! Watch my YouTube video and Follow these simple steps for quick, clean, and conditioned brushes, and a makeup and bacteria free beauty blender in no time!

Cleaning With A Bar Of Soap:

  1. Wet your soap and brush with luke warm running water and roll your brush bristles in a circular motion into the soap until you get a good lather and then roll the bristles in the palm of your hand under rolling water until the water  runs clear.
  2. Blot off the excess water, then lay flat to dry.

Cleaning With Shampoo and Olive Oil:

  1. In a small bowl mix equal parts of shampoo and olive oil. I use the handle of one of my brushes to do the mixing.
  2. Dip the brush in the mixture until half of the bristles are covered.
  3. Roll the bristles in a circular motion in the palm of your hand and run under luke warm water until the water runs clear.
  4. Blot off the excess water, then lay flat to dry. You will notice that you brushes won’t feel “squeaky clean” but that’s fine because the olive oil is acting as a conditioner for your brush bristles (awesome right?!)

Cleaning your Beauty Blender:

  1. You can clean you beauty blender very similar to the way you clean you brushes with the Bar of Soap method. Lightly dampen your BB sponge and rub the make up – stained areas in your soap.
  2. Massage, and knead the sponge. This part will take some effort depending on how stained your sponge is. You’re getting there though!
  3. Squeeze the sponge out under luke warm  running water. Keep squeezing and going back and forth with the soap until you sponge squeezes out clear.
  4. Wrap your sponge in paper towel and give it a good squeeze to get out remaining water, then lay flat to dry.
  5. It is important to note that you do NOT want to put your sponge in a closed area to dry. This may cause it to grow bacteria. (That’s so not cute!)

Depending on your skin and how prone to breakouts you are, you’ll want to clean your brushes and BB after each use. If you don’t use them that often you may be able to get away with doing this once a week. I cleaned all of my brushes and BB today and it took me about 10 minutes to do in total. So there you have it folks, a simple, quick and effective way to clean your beauty brushes and sponges that don’t make it such a chore. Try putting a little music, who knows you might even have some fun!

Do you have tips and tricks to cleaning your brushes and sponges? I’d love to hear from you below!


-Kairo’s Mom

Brittany Ross

YouTuber. Blogger. Poet. Lover of life and my puppy Kairo.

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