How I Clean my Makeup Brushes and Sponges


Hello!


I am 100% guilty of leaving it far too long between cleaning my brushes. I seem to wait until I've forgotten what colour the bristles are supposed to be (which leads to an exciting surprise when I do get round to it, but that's beside the point). However, when I finally clean my brushes, I have an effective routine, which I'd like to share with you!

BRUSHES


Before

STEP ONE
Pour a few drops of the No 7 brush cleaner onto a flannel. Rub the brush in circular motions over the flannel.

STEP TWO
Rinse out the brush cleaner under a warm tap, rubbing through the bristles with a finger to ensure all the product is removed.

STEP THREE
Run some warm water onto the flannel, before rubbing soap onto it. Using circular motions again, continue removing any leftover makeup from the brush. I'd recommend a soap made from natural products, such as any you can get from Lush.

STEP FOUR
Rinse the soap from the flannel before running the brush over it a few more times to remove the soap from it.

STEP FIVE
Sandwich the brush between a towel and rub gently to get rid of the excess water.

STEP SIX
Leave your brushes somewhere warm to dry. This can be near a radiator, in an airing cupboard, or on a sunny windowsill. Don't use a hairdryer on them, as this can damage the glue that holds the brush together.


After

SPONGES
Before
Before
STEP ONE
Hold the sponge under a running tap, squeezing to allow the water inside it until it is soaked through.

STEP TWO
Rub some soap into a wet flannel, before sandwiching the sponge between the flannel and rubbing to soak the soap into it. Again, use one made from natural ingredients.

STEP THREE
On the dirtiest parts of the sponge, run the soap over it.

STEP FOUR
Return to holding it under the tap, squeezing until the water runs clear and no more makeup or soap is coming out of the sponge.

STEP FIVE
Sandwich the sponge between a towel and rub it until it is dry. Never wring them out, as this leads to ripping the sponge and having to replace it sooner.

STEP SIX
Leave it somewhere warm to dry. I tend to wash my brushes and sponges in the morning, after I've done my makeup, and leave them in the warm place until it's time to get ready the next day. This means that they are able to dry completely before I use them again.


After
After

 And there you go! That is my routine for cleaning my brushes and sponges. It is the most effective method I've tried, but if you have any other routines or tricks, please leave them in the comments!

Comments

  1. Replies
    1. Give it a go! I find it really effective :) It's really satisfying being able to see all the makeup residue getting out of there as well.
      Hannah x

      Delete

Post a Comment