Do You suffer from unwanted breakouts? Is Your makeup application a bit spotty? Maybe You should ask yourself When was the last time I cleaned my makeup brushes. According to dermatologist and professional makeup-artists we should clean our makeup brushes at least on a weekly basis, or preferably on a daily basis. But honestly, who really has the time for that? Having in mind, that makeup artists use their brushes on a variety of people and probably use more product, cleaning the brushes every day and also between every client is absolutely crucial. But what about the rest of us? Women who use an average of 15 minutes a day applying makeup, can’t really be expected to use an additional 15 minutes cleaning every brush after every use. However, cleaning our makeup brushes IS crucial, so let us pay attention to a more realistic advice, coming from the one and only Bobbi Brown. Brushes that are used around the eyes should be cleaned at least twice a month,” she says. All others can be washed once a month.” Halleluja! Now that we have established a reasonable guide to how often we should clean our brushes, here is an easy step-by-step guide to how it is done quickly and efficient, so You can spend Your time doing more desirable things. Keep in mind that cleaning Your makeup brushes on a regularly basis can extend the life of the bristles, and of cause results in a better and healthier makeup application.

By the Way, with this course of action it takes 10 minutes to clean 9 makeup brushes. A perfect time to do a facial, so put on your face-mask and let it do its magic while You clean your brushes. By the time You are done with the brushes, your face is ready to be cleaned and moisturised. Voila!

Step-by-step Guide

Make sure to keep the head of the brush away from soap and water. The bristles are glued to the base and water can cause the glue to disintegrate and the bristles to come loose and shed. So make sure to hold the brush in a down faced angled under the entire cleaning process.

  1. Wet the bristles with lukewarm water.
  2. Place a drop of gentle/natural soap or shampoo (or brush cleanser) into the palm of your hand.
  3. Gently massage the tips of the bristles in your palm.
  4. Rinse the bristles with lukewarm water.
  5. Squeeze out the excess moisture with a clean towel.
  6. Reshape the brush head.
  7. Let the brush dry with its bristles hanging off the edge of a counter, or on a towel with the bristle in a down faced angle.


With Love,

Magdalena Swiercz  

Founder of bySWIERCZ Makeup Brushes