How I Clean My Makeup Brushes

Helllooooo friends! Can you believe we’re more than half way through July? Seriously, what the actual hell, how did that happen. It hasn’t even really felt like summer, Vancouver has been super cloudy and rainy so I don’t know what’s going on here. I’m just waiting for fall to officially start, it’s the most wonderful time of year… is it crazy to be thinking about fall? Oh well I cant help it, I’m excited. ANYWAY, I’m getting side tracked, plain and simple…here is how I clean my makeup brushes.


Makeup brushes collect the most disgusting things like bacteria, dirt and who knows what else, that is why it is important to clean them often. I try to wash my brushes every 1 – 2 weeks, I don’t know if I should be doing it more often but, I dunno, that’s what I do. Tell me if I’m gross…

You Will Need:


Olive Oil
Liquid Hand or Dish Soap
1 Plate
1 Towel

Step One:


Pour equal parts of soap and oil on a plate together, do not mix.

Step Two:


Lightly dip your brush in the soap and then in the oil. Go easy dipping in the oil or the brushes will become overly oily and it will transfer onto your skin when applying your makeup.

Step Three:


In light circular motions, rub the brush in the palm of your hand until clean. To rinse, continue rubbing in the palm of your hand under a running tap until the water runs clear.

Step Four:

Give the brush and few shakes to get the excess water out, then fluff it back up again and mold it back into its shape with your fingers and lay them to dry on a towel. When they are dry, fluff them back up and there you go!


I hope you found this post useful. Thanks for reading!

xo Hannah




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