How I Clean my Makeup Brushes

I have purchased a few pricey brush cleaners over the years so you can imagine my delight when I discovered that a £1.50 bottle of baby shampoo does the job just as well…

During the week I will spot clean my brushes with a drop of my Garnier Micellar Water as it sits beside me at my dressing table. But when I want to deep clean my brushes I crack out the Johnsons baby shampoo.1

I wash my brushes in the kitchen sink with an old facecloth. Simply wet the brush under the tap, put a spot of shampoo on the facecloth and swirl your brush in it, rinse and squeeze the water out until the water runs clear and voila – good as new!

I leave my brushes hanging over the counter on a towel to air dry as this is the best way for them to fall back into their natural shape.2

Have you got any top tips for cleaning your makeup brushes?

Thanks for reading!

• Kirsty •

  • I love using baby shampoo too! Great stuff!

  • Baby shampoo is such a great idea – i’m going to have to try this next! For some reason I always get drawn to expensive brush cleaners then regret it because they never work so well. Thanks for the idea to use baby shampoo! Holly x

  • Katie M

    For my foundation brushes I use the baby shampoo, find it just gets all the build up out. I use the solid beauty blender soap from Sephora, I love how that makes my brushes. You could use the solid soap on your foundation brushes but I find that I have to do the process a little more than just twice. Specially if I’ve not cleaned my foundation brushes for a while, find baby shampoo just loosens it up better.

    Katie |

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