How I Deep Clean My Make-Up Brushes

It’s all we ever hear- ‘clean your makeup brushes. Clean your makeup brushes. Think of the germs. The germs, I say!’- but it’s no use being told that if you don’t do it well and effectively. I have a regular routine for my makeup brushes that clean them really well every time. Today I’m sharing that routine with you that I personally think is the most effective and helpful.

First I like to rinse out the bristles with cool water, just to get out any excess colour and to soften the bristles so that they are separated and damp.

Next I actually use my shampoo to deep clean. I use the Head And Shoulders Apple Fresh Shampoo. To ensure that the bristles are thoroughly cleaned from bottom to top, I separate the bristles so that they’re split in half and squirt the shampoo in between the halves then close the bristles together. I then use hot water to rinse the shampoo out- I also like to ‘paint’ using the brush on the bottom of the sink so that the colour comes out.

I repeat this a few times until the only colour left on the brush is a milky white on the ends because you can’t get that out.

I just the leave my brush to dry for an hour or so and then my brush is as good as new!

How do you deep clean your makeup brushes?

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PS. I’ve been watching videos of internet friends meeting for the first time and seriously like OMG I’M GONNA HUG YOU ALL SOMEDAY. SO SWEET AND TEAR JERKING. I’M GONNA CRY.


2 thoughts on “How I Deep Clean My Make-Up Brushes

    1. I’m sure it’s not bad if you don’t use very staining products. I just personally use a little boost since most of my foundation and other makeup is very staining and leaves marks on my brushes which I obviously don’t want. Thanks for reading xx


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