How do I clean makeup brushes?

One of the most important things about taking care of your makeup brushes is of course cleaning them regularly. This keeps your brushes clean, soft and healthy. And that way they last much longer!

You use brushes almost every day, so it is important that they remain clean and hygienic. This is important not only for the care of your skin but also for all the countless bacteria that would otherwise collect in your brushes. This can cause any fungus in the brush and develop pimples or blemishes on your face. And of course we want to prevent that!

How can you best tackle this? Below you will find all the steps and tips for washing your make-up brushes.

Do you use your brushes daily? Then do these steps at least once a week.

What do you need?

Cleansing gel or shampoo

Cleansing palette or mat


Step 1: Apply Cleansing

Apply a small amount of cleansing gel or shampoo to the cleansing mat. Mix this with lukewarm water. Note: make sure that the water is not too hot, this can be harmful to your brushes!

Step 2: First cleaning

Clean the brush thoroughly without touching the entire base of the brush. Note: make sure you don't push too hard on the brush. This can cause the brush to get out of shape.

Step 3: Thorough cleaning

Move the brush over the cleansing mat with circular movements. Make sure to move your makeup brush on different surfaces of the mat. This way you can thoroughly clean all parts of the brush.

Step 4: Repeat

Repeat these steps until the water becomes completely transparent. Place the brush under running water to see if any dirty water comes off. This way you can see whether all the dirt has been washed out of your brush.

Step 5: Squeeze

Squeeze after cleaning – gently! - all the excess water from your brush.

Step 6: Drying

Dry your brushes upside down so that no moisture can reach the glue layers of the bristles.
This can cause the glue from your brushes to come off faster.

Tip! Go for a Brush Protector, with this the hairs of your make-up brushes will stay in shape.

That's it! Your brushes are as good as new!

Boozyshop has a wide range of products with which you can clean your brushes, which product do you go for?